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Remembering the Life of

November 9, 1934 - October 18, 2023

Mary Elizabeth Divens

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Burial Location:

Pleasant View Cemetery

Fayetteville, TN 37334

Mary Elizabeth Divens was born on November 9, 1934, to the late Charlie and Icie Mae Daves-Divens in Lincoln County, Tennessee. She took her rest on October 18, 2023, at the Elk River Health and Nursing Center of Fayetteville.

“Mae Lizbeth”, as she was affectionately called, had a passion for cooking and was employed as a cook at the Stonebridge restaurant as well as others for many years until her retirement. She loved spending quality time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Some of the fondest memories of her great grandchildren are sleeping on her couch and eating her famous “Spam and eggs” on sick days from school. She also enjoyed reading, working word search puzzles, and watching her Dallas Cowboys play football. Mae Lizbeth was not going to bed until she watched the weather at 10:15 p.m.!

She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Larry Divens; grandson: LeVar Layne; and siblings: Donnie Divens, George “Ed” Divens, Lois (Bill) Travis, and Flora (John) Dismukes.

A life well lived is a legacy and her lasting memories will be treasured in the hearts of her children: Virginia “Ruthie” Layne and Billy Ray (Sharon) Divens; grandchildren: Camille (Ray) Scott, Wallace (Sylvia) Layne, Kameesha Divens, and Lamar (Cherie) Divens; devoted niece and nephews: Ann (Anthony) Bailey, Charles Goodrich and Anthony (Pamela) Travis; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a special friend, Louise March.

Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Gallant–Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Divens.

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