Preston Goforth

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LINCOLNTON - Preston Goforth, 83, of 109 Hillside Drive, died Jan. 18, 2013.

His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Gibbons officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with military rites.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Goforth was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Rutherford County, to the late Lacy Thomas and Pearl Brannon Goforth.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Stowe Goforth.

Mr. Goforth served in the United States Navy and then later, upon his discharge, worked as a cook.

He is survived by two daughters, April Blaydon and husband Tommy of Manns Harbor, and Michelle Parker and husband Tommy of Cherry-ville; two brothers, Lacey Goforth of Cornelius and Glynn Goforth of Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Margaret Green of Blue Ridge, Va. and Katherine Lawson of Monroe and five grandchildren, Manoah Blaydon, Christian Blaydon, Heather Parker, Kali Parker, and Brandon Parker.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Goforth family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 19, 2013
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