2010-02-11 / Obituaries


Elsie Rae Kelly Goodwin, 87, of Grove Hill died Feb. 8, 2010 at her residence.

She was born Dec. 14, 1922. She was a native of Thomasville. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Grove Hill. She was a seamstress for Vanity Fair Mills in Jackson.

Survivors include one son, James Reggie Goodwin, Grove Hill; two daughters, Kathryn Gilchrist, Grove Hill, Doris Crawford Bateman, Jackson; one brother, John Wallace Kelly, Grove Hill; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

The service was Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Carey Howard officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Grove Hill. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

Active pallbearers were Tony Gilchrist, Stan Gilchrist, Ricky Gilchrist, Sammy Phillips, Fred Champion and Joseph Champion.


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