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Thomas S. Bivens 1952 - 2007

Thomas S. Bivens

Thomas S. Bivens

Thomas Samuel Bivens, 55, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of Cottonwood, died Dec. 27, 2007.

Born in Sacramento, Calif., he was the son of Mary "Joy" McCorkle Bivens of Bayard, N.M., and the late Tom Bivens. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the Coast Guard. Thomas was an aircraft mechanic and restaurant owner.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Deborah Marie Bivens of Franklin; three children, Angela Piper (Gary) of Franklin, Thomas Samuel Bivens II (Yvonne) of Germany, and Lisa Draper (Frank) of Flagstaff; two brothers, Michael Bivens (Luise) of Bayard, N.M., and Lawrence Bivens of Sacramento, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was held Dec. 31, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home in North Carolina, Rev. Frank Rodriguez officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Piedmont Chapter, Inc. 2540 Plantation Center Drive Suite 4B, Matthews, NC 28105; or National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York NY 10163.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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