Alton P. Givens, age 83 of Franklin, died peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2011 at Belvedere Commons in Frankln. A native of Nashville, TN, he ws the son of the late Ben Ewing and Gertie Lamply Givens. He served his country in the United States Army and United States Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Dexter Ewing Givens and Robert Clinton Givens. He is survived by two sisters: Betty Givens Watkins Franklin, TN and June Givens McLean Illinois; two brothers: Morris Givens Columbia, TN and Jeff Givens Franklin, TN; children: Melissa Givens Miles Franklin, TN and Timothy R. Givens Japan. Several grandchildren also survive. The family will gather at his grave at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm for an informal time of remembrance and celebration.