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Dakota Huntington Nivens

January 23, 2000 ~ December 14, 2018 (age 18)

Dakota Huntington Nivens

Sylacauga, AL - Funeral service for Dakota Huntington Nivens, 18, will be Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Childersburg Church of God with Bro. Nathan Paschal and Bro. Brent Collins officiating.  Burial will be in Harpersville Cemetery in Harpersville, AL.

Mr. Nivens died Friday, December 14, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Martha Collins, great-grandmother, Myrtle Garrett, great-grandmother, Margaret Kathleen Kelly, great-grandfather, George Wood, Sr., great-grandfather, ML Garrett, great-uncle, Jerry Collins, and cousin, Chelsea McCord.  Dakota was someone who loved God and always tried to find the best in everyone.  He loved family and spending time together.  He could always be counted on to bring a smile to any one he came in contact with.  Dakota was loved, adored, and admired by everyone that knew him.  He was a member of Dayspring Worship Center, a 2018 graduate of Sylacauga High School and was a member of the Pride Chilton County Marching Band for 5 years.

He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Wood; father, Robert Heath Nivens; brother, Carson Sumners; grandparents, George and Kathy Wood, grandparents, Jennifer and Randy Nichols; grandfather, Nick Nivens; three aunts, Rachel (Alan) McCord, Tiffeny Wood, Paula (Tommy) Eason; seven cousins, Cody (Caty) McCord, Colin McCord, Preston Freeman, Trinity Wood, Autumn Hill, Amber Freeman, Kalub Wood; and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Chilton County High School Marching Band.

Pallbearers will be Joe Cole, Jeremy Dennis, Ron Pearce, Ronnie Carmichael, Preston Freeman, Trinity Wood, Kalub Wood, and Mitchell Pinkston.

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Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.

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