Leesville – Barbara Amick Nivens, 91, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was adored and loved by all who knew her. She never met a stranger.
Mrs. Nivens was born in Saluda County to the late Silas Effie and Blanche Parrott Amick. She attended Batesburg-Leesville High School and then Winthrop University. She worked at Rawls Auto Auction and Southern Soya. Mrs. Nivens was a lifetime member of Wittenberg Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was also a faithful member of the church council and WELCA. Throughout her life, Mrs. Nivens used her talents in the kitchen to feed and care for others. In addition to cooking, she enjoyed fishing and camping. She also loved flowers and gardening. Mrs. Nivens was known affectionately by different names to those around her: Mama to her children, MawMaw to her grandchildren, Aunt Baboo to her nieces and nephews, and Mrs. Barbara to many others who loved her.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nivens was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harry Nivens, and her seven brothers: Ciremba, Chevis, Richard, Meredith, Ray, Cecil and Paul.
She was survived by her children, Steve Nivens (Beverly) and Barbie Rodgers (Dean); her grandchildren, Stephanie Nivens, Nevin Rodgers and Aubrey Rodgers; nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of her caregivers over the years.
Visitation took place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Services were conducted 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Wittenberg Lutheran Church with the Rev. Emily Edenfield officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wittenberg Lutheran Church, PO Box 3447, B-L, SC 29070.