PORTAGEVILLE - The Rev. Hershel L. Godair, 85, died Jan. 8, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Center.
Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Boekerton, son of the late Dalton and Maudie Stewart Godair, he served as pastor for the Slidell, Ind., Pentecostal Church two years, First United Pentecostal Church in Portageville 43 years and the First United Pentecostal Church in Malden for four years.
In 1936, in Portageville, he married Irene Patterson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four sons, Dalton "Eugene" Godair of Salisbury, N.C., Johnny Godair of Durham, N.C., Clinton "Buddy' Godair of Jackson and Kenneth Godair of Burlington, N.C.; two brothers, Harold Godair of Port Arthur, Texas, and Clinton Godair of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Reathal Treece and Myrtle Blackwood of Bakersfield, Calif., Ruth Luke of Kent, Wash.; and nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the First United Pentecostal Church in Portageville.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. Monday at the church until service time noon. The Rev. Vernon Percer will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.