Eunice O Goforth

Born in Portland, TN on January 1, 1921

Departed on October 3, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Eunice O. Goforth, 96, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Born January 1, 1921 in Portland, TN, she was the daughter of the late William Britton and Frona (West) Crouch. Eunice was also preceded in death by her husband, Dumont Lester Goforth; her granddaughter, Dana Stribling; and her brothers, Jack and Ewing Crouch. Eunice graduated from Portland High School in 1940 and went on to attend business college. Eunice worked as a secretary employed by Lentz Public Health Center for 35 years. During the early years of her marriage, Eunice moved several times while following her late husband’s Army career. They lived in Georgia, Chattanooga, TN, Knoxville, TN, and Pennsylvania until he retired and the initially settled in Madison, later moved to Goodlettsville and finally to Hendersonville. Recently, Eunice moved in with her daughter in Hendersonville. She was a member of the Goodlettsville Church of Christ since 1968 and was an extremely faithful and active member. She was known for her efforts in teaching World Bible School, which she did for 12 years, and she continued to correspond with people around the world. She was a strong and devoted mother, and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Charlotte (Ralph) Walker and Janet (Larry) Light; her grandchildren, Alan Light, Angela Woods and Brian Garrett; and her great-grandchildren, Megan Gentry, Dylan Gentry, Nathan Gentry, Alyssa Woods, Sydney Garrett, Braden Garrett, Sadie Garrett, Tyler Stribling and Aaron Stribling. The funeral will be held Saturday, October 7th at 1 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 4 – 8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM – 1 PM. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

3 Comments to Eunice O Goforth

  1. Anita Cron
    October 4, 2017 1:40 pm

    My heart goes out to Janet, Charlotte, and the rest of the family. Aunt Eunice was so sweet and gentle. I never heard her raise her voice. She was a strong Christian and I’m sure she’s happy and will enjoy the blessings of heaven. Much love to all.

  2. David Gentry
    October 5, 2017 1:33 pm

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Goforth. She was a sweet and kind lady. I will all ways remember going to her house after church on Sunday and eating with the family. May God go with the family in this time of sorrow.

  3. Julie Jarmon
    November 10, 2017 12:38 am

    The Goforth family and friends of Ms. Eunice are in my prayers. Isaiah 25:8, Revelations 21:4

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