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Alton Clive Shell

March 1, 1933 August 8, 2019
Alton Clive Shell
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Obituary for Alton Clive Shell

Alton Clive Shell, age 86 of Americus, died Thursday, August 8, 2019 due to complications following a stroke. A native of Chapman, Al., he was born March 1, 1933 to the late Vernon Clive and Anita Pearl Bass Shell. Mr. Shell was a legendary high school football coach at Americus High School as well as a veteran in the United States Army.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm, at First Baptist Church in Americus with Rev. Keith Parks officiating. Burial will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4 – 8 pm and Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 4 – 8 pm at Leanne Lankford’s residence, 1006 Turner Street, Americus, as well as one hour prior to funeral service on Tuesday.
Survivors include three children, David Lankford, Leanne Lankford and Karen Shell, all of Americus; a grandson, Will (Tonya) Lankford of Portage, Ind. and four great grandchildren, Clive, Elijah, Isa and Tobias. He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Sally Sykes Shell. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Alton Shell’s name to First Baptist Church, 221 S. Lee St., Americus, GA., 31709.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting www.greghancockfuneralchapel.com.
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

13

Aug

11:00 AM 8/13/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

221 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA 31709

Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4 - 8 pm and Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Leanne Lankford residence 1006 Turner Street, Americus

First Baptist Church
221 S. Lee St. Americus 31709 GA
United States

Service

Tuesday

13

Aug

12:00 PM 8/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

221 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA 31709

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm, at First Baptist Church in Americus with Rev. Keith Parks officiating

First Baptist Church
221 S. Lee St. Americus 31709 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Andersonville National Cemetery Final Resting Place

496 Cemetery rd
Andersonville, GA 31711

496 Cemetery rd Andersonville 31711 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Baptist Church

221 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA 31709
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