Alton Edward Godwin Sr.
ATMORE - Mr. Alton Edward Godwin Sr., 83, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 in Atmore.
Alton was a native of Benhaden, Fla. and a resident of Atmore since 1972. He was a veteran of WWII, retired from the Fountain Correctional Center after 20 years of service and attended the Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Godwin of Atmore; three sons, Butch Godwin of Ga., Alton Edward “Hawk Eye” and Mary Virginia Godwin Jr. of Atmore and Thomas Philip and Cynthia Godwin of Mobile; four daughters, Glenda Diane Kennington of Milton, Fla. Hattie Elizabeth and David Montechella of St. Lois, Mo., Katherine Lynn and Larry McDuffie of Atmore and Jacquelyn Louise and Joe Andrews of Crestview, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and a brother, Orastus Emanuel Godwin of Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Chad Godwin, Tony Embley, Buddy Johnson, Thomas Godwin, Adam Hadley and Robert Rigby. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric McDuffie and Benjamin Godwin.
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