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Elton C. Pody

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Services for Mr. Elton C. Pody will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, with Pastor Bob Vincent officiating, assisted by Dr. B. David Brooks. Graveside services will be at Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, 4599 Hwy 822, Dubach, Louisiana, 71235, at 3:30 p.m., under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Grace Church, 4900 Jackson St., Alexandria, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Pody, 72, of Alexandria, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at his home with his loving family surrounding him. He attended Grace Church, Alexandria. He was President of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce for twenty years. Mr. Pody came to Alexandria in 1991 after having served eight years as mayor of Ruston, LA. He had spent the majority of his life in the Ruston/Farmerville area and was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. His trademark statement was, “every man needs two things, God and a job”. This philosophy was the driving focus of his activities to bring quality job creation in the communities where he served. Elton’s parting remark to everyone he met was “Be Blessed”. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Henry Pody and Fannie Mae Bearden Pody. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of almost 50 years, Sherry Williamson Pody; three sons, Stan Pody & wife Mary, Shawn Pody & wife Kelly, Chad Pody & wife Angie; one daughter, Sondra Pody Haygood & husband Greg; one sister, Lola Faye Pody Silmon; and eleven grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Stan Pody, Shawn Pody, Chad Pody, Greg Haygood, Caleb Haygood, and Kevin Viator. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Ranson, Cynthia Graham, Jay Ellington, Chris Workman, and Brady Baudin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the LSU Alexandria Foundation, annotated for “The Elton C. Pody Scholarship Fund”, c/o Melinda Anderson, LSU Foundation, (318) 619-2916. To extend online condolences to the family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

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