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Cynthia Chivers passed away shortly after 10 am, Saturday January 5th, 2013.
She succumbed to ovarian cancer. (Why do obits so seldom say how people died?)

House Phone:336-272-0369
Brent's email:email

When I am in Greensboro I will not be connected to my own ISP. I will be able to receive email at the address above, but my email software will not be able to reply through Cynthia's ISP ( My replies may be delayed, may come from a different domain (like, or may come from Cynthia's email address.
There is a brief
notice in the Obituary section of the local newspaper Sunday January 6. There was a more complete notice in the Friday January 11 newspaper. There was also a notice on the Hargett Funeral Home website.

The funeral will be Saturday January 12.
Viewing will be 11:00am to 11:30am, and the service at 12 noon.

Hargett Funeral Services will be handling the service.
Hargett Funeral Service, Inc.
905 East Market Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-273-8293

GREENSBORO — Cynthia Williams Chivers of Greensboro, died Saturday January 5, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hargett Funeral Service.

Published in News Record on January 6, 2013

GREENSBORO — Cynthia Carolin Williams Chivers passed January 5, 2013. Born in South Belmar, NJ and a graduate of Hampton Institute, she taught Physical Education and Dance at Texas, A&T, and Bennett Colleges, and later became a Guidance Counselor at Gillespie Junior High and Allen Middle Schools in Greensboro. Her interests included sports, music, traveling, and photography.

Her funeral will be Noon Saturday January 12 (viewing at 11 a.m.) at Hargett, 905 East Market Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greensboro chapter of the Hampton University Alumni Association in memory of Cynthia Williams Chivers: Hampton University Alumni President; 4193 Birch Hammock Drive; Greensboro, NC 27401.

Please offer condolences at

Published in News Record on January 11, 2013


This Guest Book will remain online until 2/10/2013.
January 14, 2013
I knew Cynthia from being a crafter. I shared my tent with her over the years when we did outside craft shows and grew to love her. She was just a wonderful lady and such an inspiration. She will surely be missed. I never saw her that she didn't have that great smile and wonderful disposition.
Teresa Seal,
Lexington, North Carolina

January 12, 2013
Quiet, conscientious, caring — are characteristics I attribute to fellow counselor/world traveler, Cynthia. I will always remember her. Deepest sympathy to the family, especially her sons.
Lorraine Gail,
Greensboro, North Carolina

January 11, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bennett College Class of 86,
Greensboro, North Carolina

January 11, 2013
To Brent and Jay sorry for your lost. I will keep you in my prayer.
Love, your cousin
Dennis Frazier,
Cartersville, GA 30120
January 11, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Chivers passing... I was a student at Allen Junior High (Allen Middle) back in the eighties. Though she was not my counselor, I grew to know her over the years and she was simply a wonderful lady. My heart and thoughts are with all of you. May you find some measure of comfort in the upcoming days, weeks and months as you begin to let her go. God Bless!
Sherri Shore Perdue,
Pleasant Garden, North Carolina

January 10, 2013
May God shower you with grace and mercy during your loss. I remember Mrs. Chivers from my days at Bennett College
as kind and caring. She will be missed.
Maryann Musgrave Royall,
Washington, District of Columbia

January 10, 2013
My deepest sympathy to Cynthia's family. I have know Cynthia for many years and she was a wonderful lady.
Karen Ward,
Pleasant Garden, North Carolina

After the service there will be a repast at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 200 Regan Street, Greensboro, NC 27401-314222. The church is very short walk from the funeral home, and a short walk from our home.
Cynthia Carolin Williams Chivers, daughter of the late George and Eugenia Williams, was born October 26, 1928 in South Belmar, New Jersey. At an early age she showed an intense interest in sports – basketball, baseball, volleyball, archery, riding, bowling, tennis – and she went from Asbury Park High School to Hampton Institute in Virginia, where she majored in Physical Education.

After Hampton, Cynthia began her teaching career as the head of the Physical Education department at Texas College in Tyler, Texas. She married her college classmate, Professor Robert L. Chivers of the Fisk University Comptroller's office, and went on to graduate studies including The New York University. Their paths rejoined at A&T College in Greensboro, where Cynthia taught Physical Education and Dance, and Robert worked as an accountant. They had two sons, Brent and Jay, who now reside in northern Virginia.

After leaving A&T, Cynthia taught Physical Education and Modern Dance at Bennett College, also in Greensboro. She returned to school again and changed careers to become a Guidance Counselor in the Greensboro Public Schools system at Gillespie J.H.S. and Allen M.S.

Cynthia's passion for life and her driving interest to see the world propelled her to visit most of the states of the U.S., and dozens of countries, including Antigua, Australia, Austria, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, the Galapagos, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. Her residence is filled with keepsakes from the many places of great interest to her. Her enormous collection includes photographs of people from various walks of life, and all kinds of animals, rocks, and flowers.

She was indeed a woman of vast interests: a wide range of sports, traveling, photography, and the education of young people.

Until recently, Cynthia continued to enjoy gardening and maintaining the grounds of her residence, and she also remained an active member of the American Business Women's Association of America. She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Brent (Andrea) and Jay (Erin); niece Deborah M. Cook (Brian); other cousins, nephews, and nieces; former students Ruth Carter Wallace and Geraldine Williams Bethune; and close friend Christina Norris Thompson.
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