Born 2-14-1919 -- Died 2-24-2004
Divene Godwin, 85, of Melbourne, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2004, at Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark.
Born Feb. 24, 1919, in Franklin, Ark., she was the daughter of Lloyd and Gladys Gaston-Batterton. She married Jesse Elijah Godwin Jan. 14, 1940.
She was a retired teacher and a member of the Franklin Church of Christ in Franklin.
Survivors include a niece whom she raised, Sharlee Webb; a great-nephew who knew her as grandma, Chris Wilkes; two nephews -- Dean Batterton and Kohn Batterton; a niece, Tammy Ketchum and many other relatiaves and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, a sister and two nephews.
The funeral service was Feb. 26 at Franklin Church of Christ. Burial followed at Violet Hill Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service of Hardy.