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Funeral services for Robert Allen Goodson, 89, of Alto, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Feb. 19, at Mt. Sinai Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Tony Royston, the Rev. Wayne Hicks and the Rev. Greg Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with full military honors provided by Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84, Grant Reeves VFW Post No. 7720, Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15 and the Georgia National Guard.

Mr. Goodson died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Born March 21, 1924, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Rev. E.C. and Lela Roberts Goodson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Billy Kim Goodson; brothers, Leon, Coy, Guy and Ernest Goodson; and sister, Bernice Goodson.

Mr. Goodson was a member of Mt. Sinai Congregational Holiness Church and was the owner and operator of Northeast Georgia Produce for 20 years. He was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran. In his spare time, Mr. Goodson enjoyed gardening, traveling, bird watching and antiques, especially old guns.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret Lomax Goodson of Alto; sons, Bobby Goodson and Danny Goodson, both of Alto; brothers, Noyl Goodson, Ralph Goodson and Howard Goodson, all of Alto; sister, May Belle White and Lavonne Martin, both of Alto; and grandchild, Robbie Goodson of Alto.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, February 19, 2014