Katherine Mae Justus Goforth, 86 of Hendersonville, died Saturday, September 15, 2012 at her home. She was born December 29, 1925, a daughter of the late Burgin McKinnley Justus and Mattie Frances Stepp Justus. She was a graduate of Flat Rock High School and had worked at Chipman LaCross Hosiery Mill; Southern Bell as a ìnumber pleaseî operator; in accounts payable at General Electric; was a hairdresser; and was an assistant at Etowah Elementary School. She was a beloved member of Shaws Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Malachi Goforth in 2000; sisters Lillian J. Levi, Ruby J. Hinson, Inez J. Young, Duanne J. Gordon, and Frances J. Stepp; and brothers Bud Justus, Eugene Justus, and James (Toby) Justus.
Surviving are three daughters, Kathy Goforth Wooten and husband Chuck, Nancy Goforth Carson and husband Joe, and Cheryl Goforth White and husband Mike; a sister Grace J. Thompson; a brother Sonny Justus; a sister-in-law Belle Mullinax; five grandchildren Sally Wooten Queen and husband Kevin, Benjamin Goforth Carson and wife Jenny, Katherine Carson Church and husband Jared, Jordan White, and Meredith White; three great-grandchildren Ella and Mattie Queen and Malachi Goforth Carson. She was also loved by Shaws Creek Baptist Church; neighbors and caregiver Geraldine Taylor; and many special nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday at Shaws Creek Baptist Church. Revs. Sally W. Queen and Ben G. Carson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30pm Tuesday in the church Fellowship Hall and at other times will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Shaws Creek Baptist Church, 91 Shaws Creek Church Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791.