Alton Godbold

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Alton Landy Godbold Sr., 92, a resident of Clanton for 55 years, died Monday at his residence.

He was born on Thursday, Jan. 25, 1917 in Franklin County, Miss., son of the late Cammie Norman Godbold and the late Demaris Walker Godbold.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clanton, Lions Club, and the Methodist Men’s Club and was the founder of Pancake Day (he never missed one).

He had a bachelors degree and a masters degree from Mississippi State University. He was a guidance counselor and industrial arts teacher there and also and was a long-time fan. He was a special agent with the FBI until he resigned to go into World War II and was a sales representative at Steck Vaughn Publishing Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mittie E. Godbold of Clanton, who he would have been married to for 64 years on Sept. 14; son, A. Landy (Nancy) Godbold Jr. of Smyra, Ga.; daughter, Brenda K. Godbold of Clanton; grandsons, Brandon (Kim) Smith of Birmingham, Brad (Amanda) Smith of Huntsville, Doug (Katy) Godbold of Manassas Park, Va., David Godbold of Starkville, Miss.; great-grandson, Chance Smith of Birmingham; brother, Glendon H. Godbold of Clinton, Miss; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Martin Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton.

The family requests no flowers. Instead, donations should be made to Clanton First United Methodist Church or Lions Club.

Martin Funeral Home directing.