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Charles William Divens

April 8, 1938 – March 28, 2017


Friday,  March 31, 2017
Public Viewing: 2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St., Shelbyville,  TN

Saturday,  April 1, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

As of March 28, 2017, we know that Heaven is a brighter place because God has brought home one of his loyal and faithful servants.

Enjoy you Heavenly Rest Charles, it is much deserved.

Today, we have all stopped to celebrate the Life of Charles William Divens. Charles was born on April 8, 1939 in Petersburg Tennessee to the late HUB (BEAR) and ANNIE MAE DIVENS.  He departed this life on Tuesday, March, 28, 2017.

Charles received his education in his early years in the Public School System in Petersburg and Fayetteville, Tennessee, later graduating from Bedford County Training School in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Charles obeyed the Gospel, accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior under the leadership of Brother Vick Hensley at the Mulberry Street Church of Christ in Fayetteville, Tennessee, later placing his membership at Bird Street Church of Christ.  HE TRULY LOVED THE LORD, and always worked diligently in the Church.  He was a farmer by trade and always worked hard at any task given to him.

If you knew him or ever met him, you loved him.  He was one of the nicest and kindest person, with a warm greeting, kind deeds and willingness to aid any worthy person or cause.  He will be greatly missed

Charles was preceded in death by his God Mothers, Sarah Mae Greer, Audie Lee Porter and Rebecca Harper.  They all loved him very much and was always there for him; friends, George Greer and Carolyn Reese.

Charles will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of many.  his honorary nieces, nephews, cousins by way of the Greer, Porter and Harper families; longtime friend Joseph Greer, whom he loved very much; his Bird Street Church of Christ family; and the area wide Church of Christ families.

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