James Godville 89, died at home surrounded by his family on June 30, 2017 following a period of declining health. He was born in Warren on January 9, 1928, the son of James and Edna (Shortt) Godville. He was raised in Warren and attended High School in Orford.
He enlisted in the US Navy in 1945, serving in World War II. After serving his country, he resided in New York, moving back to Warren in 1950. He later moved to Ashland in the mid 1950’s. Jim was employed at Scott and Williams in Laconia for many years. Also at Barron Machine, the Ashland Paper Mills, and for 20+ years by the Town of Ashland, Highway Department. In addition to his regular employment, he also owned and operated a Trash Removal Business. After retirement, he worked in the Green Grove Cemetery. He was a member of Dupuis Cross Post #15, American Legion in Ashland. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, casinos, and most of all spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his Parents, Son James Godville, Daughter Marie Prince, and Stepson Michael Conway.
He is survived by his Wife Beverley Godville of New Hampton; his Son Gerard Godville and wife MaryEllen of Bridgewater; Daughter Julie Nichols and Husband David of Holderness, Son-In-Law Arthur Prince of Ashland, Stepson David Tivey of Bridgewater; Stepdaughters Kira Nick of Belmont, Crystal Stewart and Husband Tom of Ashland; one Sister Louella Weeks of Florida, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 6-8 pm. Monday July 10, 2017 at the Dupuis Funeral Home 11 Hill Avenue in Ashland. A graveside service with Military Honors will be at 11am on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at Green Grove Cemetery Main Street in Ashland. Donations may be made to the Ashland Fire Department Association Rescue Fund Po Box 856 Ashland, NH. 03217. Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling arrangements for more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com.