Nora Ellen Sydes Goff

KINSTON - Nora Ellen Sydes Goff, 65, of Kinston, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Gladys James Sydes of Lenoir County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Goff, Sr. Mrs. Goff was a homemaker and a member of Freedom Fellowship Church. She was also a very loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother and sister. Nora enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and siblings. She was loved by all and will be truly missed by many. Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Goff Tyndall and husband James "Jimbo" of Deep Run; son, James Lee Goff, Jr. and fiancée Amy Kay Lang of Kinston; grandchildren, Cody Tyndall, Laykin Goff, Colby Tyndall, Colton Tyndall, and Jamison Goff; sister, Maxine Padgette and husband Durwood of Wallace; and brothers, Charles Sydes of Wallace and Jerry Sydes of Kinston. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Freedom Fellowship Church with Pastor Steve Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of her daughter. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at Westview Cemetery. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)


Published in Free Press from Mar. 2 to Mar. 6, 2013