Alton Pollard Givens

Alton Pollard Givens

January 11, 1928 - August 5, 2011

Alton Pollard Givens

January 11, 1928 - August 5, 2011


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.

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5 responses to Alton Pollard Givens

  1. Bryce Miles says:

    To my dear Papa, Alton Givens, may your spirit watch over and guide me and my family.

  2. Alton was a Christian and cared deeply for his two children. He will be missed.

  3. Alton Givens was my dad and I loved him. I know he is in heaven and I will see him again someday, in heaven.

  4. Melissa – our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and with your father.

  5. My father is gone now but never forgotten and always loved. One of his favorite songs: The Old Rugged Cross On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suff’ring and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain. So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it some day for a crown. Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me; For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above To bear it to dark Calvary. In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see, For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, To pardon and sanctify me. To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; Its shame and reproach gladly bear; Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away, Where His glory forever I’ll share. Melissa

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