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James "Jim" Milton Dignan

April 20, 1948 July 24, 2019
James "Jim" Milton Dignan
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James “Jim” Milton Dignan of Berryville, Arkansas, was born April 20, 1948 in Sanger, California son of George Martin and Beulah Bernice (High) Dignan. Jim passed away July 24, 2019 in Berryville Arkansas at the age of 71 years.

On August 25, 1973 Jim was united in marriage to Kathy (Smith) Dignan who survives him. He is also survived by two sons; Darin and wife Emily of Berryville, Arkansas, Scott and wife Carin of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; one daughter Sherri and husband Diego Haro of Selma, California, one brother Don Dignan of Cameron, Missouri, three sisters; Betty Neely of Kingsburg, California, Mary Andersen of Kingsburg, California, Pat Andersen of Selma, California; fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents George and Bernice Dignan.

While in California, Jim served as a volunteer fireman for his local fire station, he was a welder at Sperry New Holland, and repaired welders for Fresno Oxygen. He loved singing in a local quartet for family and friends. After moving to Arkansas he worked for M & R Container and Powells Trucking as a truck driver. Jim proudly served his country during Vietnam in the Air Force before wedding his beloved wife Kathy in 1973. His love for the gospel rivaled no other. The pews of Towering Oaks Church were filled with his singing for the latter portion of his life. Alongside attending church and singing gospel music, Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities. Jim will forever be remembered for his service to his country, his heartfelt gospel, and his loving devotion to his family.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm~6:00 pm Sunday August 4, 2019 at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral services Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Towering Oaks Church, Berryville with Brother Larry Montgomery and Brother Dave McMellon officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International P.O. Box 362 Berryville, Arkansas 72616. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2019

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4:00 PM 8/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 8/4/2019 6:00:00 PM
Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel

302 East Madison Avenue
Berryville, AR 72616

Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel
302 East Madison Avenue Berryville 72616 AR
United States

Church Service




10:00 AM 8/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
Towering Oaks Church

1159 Hwy 62 West
Berryville, AR 72616

Towering Oaks Church
1159 Hwy 62 West Berryville 72616 AR
United States

Cemetery Details


High Cemetery Final Resting Place

CR 422
Berryville, AR 72616

CR 422 Berryville 72616 AR
United States

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