James Noyl Goodson

Funeral services for James Noyl Goodson, 98, of Alto, were held Thursday, Feb. 7, at Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Terry Benfield and the Rev. Scott Ledbetter officiating. Burial followed in the Wade Family Cemetery in Alto.

Mr. Goodson passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

Born Sept. 15, 1920, in Alto, he was a son of the late Edwin and Lela Roberts Goodson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Goodson was also preceded in death by his son, Erwin Bennett; sons-in-law, Gene Coker and Woodrow Hix; brothers, Coy, Robert, Leon and Guy Goodson; brothers-in-law, Ralph White and Brandon Martin.

Mr. Goodson proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He was a self-employed mechanic and a member of Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church. Mr. Goodson was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially all of his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to church and campmeeting, a good meal, socializing, making people laugh, vacationing in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his loving wife of 70 years, Paralee Wade Goodson of Alto; daughters, Claydean Coker and Linda Hix both of Alto; daughter-in-law, Peggy Bennett of Homer; grandchildren, Donna Hix Scott of Alto, Patsy Coker Waldron of Maysville, Reggie Hix of Alto, Tammy Bennett Coffee of White County, Todd Coker of Alto, Mitchell Bennett of White County, Jeremy Coker of Alto, Eric Bennett and Joey Bennett both of Homer; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph & Peggy Goodson of Alto; brother, Howard Goodson of Alto; sisters, Maybell Goodson White and Lavonne Goodson Martin both of Alto; sisters-in-law, Edith Goodson and Margaret Goodson both of Alto; special caregiver, Nicole Coley; special travel companion and Friend, Janell Thompson; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

The family received friends Wednesday at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church, P.O. Box 1965, Cornelia, GA 30531.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.

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

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