Bobbie Goodwin

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GASTONIA - Bobbie Faye Goodwin, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 30, 2013, at Alexandria Place.

She was a native of Gaston County, born Aug. 23, 1933, to the late Arthur Franklin and Pauline Stewart Goodwin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Benjamin David Smith, brothers Charles Richard "Lefty" Goodwin Sr. and Edgar Eugene Goodwin Sr. sister, Betty Goodwin Grindstaff.
Bobbie worked at the Smyre Mill and Pharr Yarns for many years before retiring and attended Bethlehem Church.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Ann Goodwin and a sister-in-law Ann Beckham of Clover, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Bethlehem Church, North Campus (behind CarMax) with the Revs. Dickie Spargo and Dale Lawing officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Church, P.O. Box 551387, Gastonia, NC 28055.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful and loving care Bobbie received at Alexandria Place Staff.

Condolences may be made to the family at

The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.
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2916 Union Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 864-5144
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 31, 2013