James "Ray" Goforth
May 31, 2013
James \"Ray\" Goforth
May 31, 2013
James \"Ray\" Goforth, 71, of Reliance, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at his residence.
A native of Chattanooga, he lived most of his life in Polk County. He was a master craftsman and herbalist. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Lou Bean Goforth; two sisters, Shirley Bryan and Anna Faye Darnell; and one brother, Garland Goforth.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mildred Smith Goforth; three daughters, Mary Ellen McLeroy and her husband, Ken, Wanda Goforth and Vicki Parnell; one son, James Keith Goforth; four grandchildren, Erik McLeroy and his wife, Brooke, and Niki McLeroy, all of Reliance, and Adrianne and Alex Martin of Cleveland; three great-grandchildren, Lilliana, Stephen and Aleigha; two sisters, Murial Taylor of Reliance and Virginia Rose of Cleveland; a special cousin, Naomi White of Cleveland and her children; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services were 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Campground Cemetery with Dr. Derek Morris and the Rev. Pete Morgan officiating.
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Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah was in charge of arrangements.