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.
Dear Kathy, Nancy & Cheryl, I am deeply saddened to hear of Katherine’s death. However, at the same time, such fond memories of all of us growing up in Shaws Creek Church and community and the friendships that have kept us ‘together’ all these years. Katherine was a grand lady, with such strong faith and family convictions. Anyone who was fortunate enough to know her always remember her as an energetic and positive-thinking person. I’m happy she was a part of my life. May God bless you and give you peace. Sincerest condolences, Debbie
We wish we could have been at you mother’s service. Our thoughts and prayer were with you and continue to be. It’s always especially difficult to lose your mother no matter what the circumstances.
Love, Gloria and Jim
Katherine has been a dear friend since our school days and then at Southern Bell. She will be missed by many, especially her family and the “number please” girls.
What a bright light has gone out in our world. I know there is a a void in your lives. God will be there to fill it up and comfort all of you. love you all Tona
Nancy and families. Every day you will think of your Mother many, many times. Each day the memories will get sweeter and sweeter. Eventually, you will not grieve her loss, but rejoice in wonderful memories!
Each day you will think of your Mother many, many times. Each day the memories will get sweeter and sweeter. Eventually, you will not grieve her loss, but rejoice in wonderful memories.
Kathy and Nancy.I am so sorry to hear your mother passed.You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Gordon
Kathy, Cheryl, Nancy, & Family
So sorry to hear or your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with your family
Nancy and Joe, Sorry to read about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold tight to your faith in the Lord.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.