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Herb Bivens

August 13, 1946 — August 14, 2023

Chapel Hil, Tennessee

Mr. Herb Bivens, age 77, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, August 14, 2023 at his home

in Chapel Hill.  Mr. Bivens was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee and was the son of the late Hershel Elmer and Thalia Olds Pugh Bivens. 

 

Herb was a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.  There, he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  Upon completion of college, Herb entered the telecommunications industry and was the business manager for Crockett Telephone Company, and later, United Telephone Company in Chapel Hill where he retired after 37 years of service.  During that time, he served on various state and national telecommunication trade associations, including president of Tennessee Telecommunication Association and Opastco.

 

Herb was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, playing golf and farming.  He was very active in community activities including the Chapel Hill Lions Club, Ducks Unlimited, Friendship Jaycees, First Farmers and Merchants Bank Advisory Board, helped organize and participated in many charity golf tournaments on the local, state and national levels.  Herb served as a deacon and former Sunday school teacher during his 37 years as a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.

 

Herb is survived by his wife of 58 years, Becky Bivens, Chapel Hill, TN; children, Rebecca Bivens Wilson, Lewisburg, TN, Terri Lynn Bivens (Brett) Lowe, Christiana, TN, Michael (Jocelyn) Bivens, Lewisburg, TN; sister, Anneta Bivens (Alan) Deal; brother, Thomas E. (Donna) Bivens; grandchildren, Aleah Lowe, Emily Bivens (Mason), Matthew Bivens, Lucas Bivens, Amber Bentley, Brayden Bentley; great grandchildren, Arya Simmerly, Archer Simmerly, Grayson Bentley; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Family members will receive friends on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Smith and Rev. Tim McGehee officiating.  A visitation will also be held on Friday, August 18, 2023 at Friendship Baptist Church, Friendship, TN from 11:00 am until 1:00 p.m. with services to follow at 1:00 p.m.at the church Rev. Jerry Drace officiating.  Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations, in memory of Herbert Bivens, may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church Building Fund,

P. O. Box 456, Chapel Hill, TN  37034 or Friendship Baptist Missions and Evangelism, 525 Main Street, Friendship, Tennessee  38034.

 

 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

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Friday, August 18, 2023

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Friendship Baptist Church

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Friday, August 18, 2023

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