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Grace Goodman

August 3, 2013

Grace Henry Goodman was born August 2, 1924 to Samuel Archie and Bessie Clardy Henry in Starkville.  She graduated from Starkville High School and Mississippi State College. 

In her younger years she was active in various clubs and Presbyterian Women at First Presbyterian Church where she was the recipient of the Presbyterian Women Honorary Life Membership.  She enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends. 

She was predeceased by her parents Samuel Archie and Bessie Henry, husband, Arthur Louis Goodman, Jr.; brother Samuel Andrew Henry, sisters Margaret Angela Henry and Janelle Henry Arnold, and niece Susan Arnold.

She is survived by her son Arthur Louis (Al) Goodman, III and wife Judy, daughter Patricia Ellen Goodman, of Starkville; granddaughter Daisy Myra Goodman of Nashville, grandsons Charlie Ringenberg and wife Kathleen of Virginia Beach, VA and Pepper Ringenberg of Oak Harbor, WA, daughter-in-law Ellie Pepper Goodman of Starkville; brother-in-law James Phillip (Buddy) Goodman and wife Esther, niece Sandra Goodman Segel and husband Ken, all of Las Vegas; nephews Sam Arnold of Little Rock, AR and Steve Arnold of Lebanon, OH; and many cousins.

Appreciation is given to the caregivers at Montgomery Gardens for their attention that allowed her to live as independently as possible.

A visitation will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville with the funeral service immediately following in the church sanctuary at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Dr. Sam Laine.  Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Starkville, MS or to a charity of your choice.

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