Billy Jean Tollison Goss
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Billy Jean Tollison Goss, 84, of 403 Parkview Drive, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011, at the Laurens County Hospital.
Born in Laurens, SC, she was a daughter of the late William and Naomi Martin Tollison. Mrs. Goss worked in the Clerk of Court Office for over thirty years and was the first female Clerk of Court. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women where she was a former Woman of the Year. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, having been a member of the Golden Circle and the Ruth Shelly Sunday School Classes.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jim Goss of Laurens; two daughters, Donna G. Barnhart and husband Donald of Jesup, GA, Deborah G. Campbell of Laurens; a son, James F. Goss, Jr. of Waynesville, NC; two brothers, Bobby Tollison and Sonny Tollison both of California; two sisters, Pat Kuehl of California and Linda ne Tollison of Arizona; four grandchildren, Patrick, Joey, and Jamie Lynn Barnhart, and Chris Campbell; two great grandchildren, Elliott and Gavin Barnhart.
She was predeceased by a brother Harold Tollison.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 5, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Laurens conducted by the Rev. Phil Hall and Dr. Bev. T. Kennedy, Jr. There will a private entombment at Forest Lawn Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 300 West Main St., Laurens, SC 29360.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.
Published in The Greenville News on Dec. 4, 2011