James Diven

James Louis 'Jimmy' Diven

Tuesday, July 9th, 1940 - Friday, June 12th, 2020
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James Louis ' Jimmy' Diven ,79, of Johnson, Arkansas died Friday, June 12th, 2020. He was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Wilson Bryan and Gladys Berline Diven. James is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kathy Stayton; brother, Jackie Diven. James is survived by his wife, Roylene Beeler Diven, of the home. Daughter, Sherry Davis, husband Edward, and grandson Landon James of Johnson. Daughter Jolene Osburn , and husband Jeff of Winslow; son-in-law, Benny Stayton of Wedington Woods; and brother, William Diven of West Chester, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, June 15, 6-7 P.M., Westfield Chapel Funeral Home. Service: Private Graveside Service: Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, Fairview Memorial Gardens Fayetteville, Arkansas
Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice or the Springdale Senior Center.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 15th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, June 15th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Westfield Chapel Funeral Home
    3236 W. Huntsville Ave.
    Springdale, AR 72762
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Private Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
    Fairview Memorial Gardens
    1728 E. Mission Blvd.
    Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
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LaRae, Roy, and boys and Momma, Sherry, Edward & Landon, Jolene & Jeff sent flowers to the family of James Louis 'Jimmy' Diven.
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LaRae, Roy, and boys

Posted at 07:53am
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Thankful for your family. Love you, Jolene. Praying.
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Wayne and Jean Anna Sellers

Posted at 03:44am
Roylene and family
Jimmy was such a wonderful uncle and friend to all of us in Roylene's family. Wayne and I loved to visit with Jimmy and Roylene, because we were always greeted with such love and gladness. Jimmy was so good to my mother, Lorene--Roylene's oldest sister. He helped her for several years after my dad went to heaven. He took her to the flea market every week, hauled her stuff in and out, took her to Walmart, cleaned her house, and did whatever she needed done. He was always so patient and kind and took such good care of her, that all of us in the Stevens' family are forever indebted to him.
Jimmy's conversation always included stories of Landon, Sherry and Edward, and Jolene and Jeff. He was so proud of his kids and grandson, and he showed he loved them all by his stories and tone of voice. He demonstrated his love for Roylene by the loyalty, faithfulness, and caring attitude that he lived every day. He always spoke of Roylene in such kind and respectful words, that it was evident that he loved her.
Jimmy will be missed, but all of us that have accepted Jesus as our Savior, like Jimmy had, will see him again in Heaven. We are so grateful that Jimmy was a part of our lives for as long as he was. We are so sad that he is gone, but we rejoice because he is in Heaven with so many of our family members, and we will see him again. We love all of you and will pray for God to comfort you.

Wayne and Jean Anna Sellers
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Janice Bastani

Posted at 10:57pm
When Uncle Jamie's brother Bill was in the Air Force, my Mom [Jan Diven] and I Janice lived in the same home as Grandad and Granny Diven and Uncle Jamie when I was still a kid. Uncle Jamie loved to scare me by pulling me in a little red wagon in and out of a drainage ditch in the front of their house. I would scream and he would laugh and do it over and over again. When I was 18 [Janice] I came to AR to go to the University and my parents [Bill & Jan] thought it was a great idea since my grandparent, great aunts and uncles and other relatives lived close by if I ever need help or a ride someplace. Uncle Jamie would come to get me and we would all go to church together and then he would go to the local burger joint and buy a huge bag of hamburgers and we would bring them back to the house to eat for lunch. While I was in college, I had to move in and out of the dorm 4 or 5 times and dutifully, Uncle Jamie would load up my junk and bring it back to his house to store it for me and then move me back into my dorm the next semester. He said: "...Janice, bless her heart, she just doesn't know how to stay in one place; I guess it is all that moving she did while her Dad was in the Air Force...." I will miss him dearly. Joyful he is in heaven with all those who have gone before! Love Janice Bastani, Pleasanton, CA

Momma, Sherry, Edward & Landon, Jolene & Jeff

Posted at 08:13pm
To Our precious Daddy & the love of Mommas life, somehow we will go on a day at a time & will keep your memory alive by letting you live thru us.
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