Covenant Hospice patient sings karaoke for final wish

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 03:56 PM.

Jeff Williams, the American Legion’s commander, said he was more than happy to help a former World War II veteran.

“There is not that many World War II vets left," he said. "We got the call and we jumped at the opportunity to help out."

Serving in World War II was a family honor, Givens said.

"When I was old enough in 1944 to go into the Navy, I had seven brothers already in there," Givens said. "There was eight of us."

In addition to singing songs of his favorite country music artists, like his favorite, Eddy Arnold, Givens has performed several songs he wrote in remembrance of his late wife of 25 years, Edwina, who died in 2000.

The couple would go to karaoke events together, Givens said.

"We always made plans on what she would do when I died," Givens said. "It didn't work out that way."

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