The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


May 3, 2013

William Goforth

Friday, May 3, 2012 — William Longstreet Goforth, 81, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at CMC-Northeast in Concord, N.C.  

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, with Rev. Elizabeth Ayscue officiating.  

The family received friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also following the service at the church.  

Born May 27, 1931, in Kings Mountain, N.C., he was the son of the late Rufus Hall Goforth and Georgia Barber Goforth.  

He was retired after 20 years with the N.C. State Highway Patrol and 15 years with the N.C. License and Theft Division.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, Mr. Goforth was a 50 year member of First Presbyterian Church in Albemarle where he served as deacon, a Past Master and 50 Year member of Albemarle Masonic Lodge #703 A.F. & A.M., and a past president and member of the Stanly County Shrine Club.  

He is survived by his wife Ruth; and children, Michael S. Goforth of Albemarle, Laura G. Tucker of Berryville, Va. and Brady Hall Goforth of Burlington, N.C.; five grandchildren Melissa, Joshua, Jason, Kaitlyn and Preston; six great-grandchildren; Honor, Nia, Jayden, Gresham, Emily and Brooke; brother, Raymond Goforth of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and a sister, Elaine Clack of Niceville, Fla.

A brother, Robert Goforth, preceded him in death.  

The family requests that memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1578, Albemarle, NC 28002 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or online at www.shrinershospitalsforchi

Stanly Funeral Home, Inc. of Albemarle, N.C. is entrusted with arrangements.

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