James Goins

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James "Jimmy" Goins

PEMBROKE — Former Tribal Chairman James "Jimmy" Ernest Goins was born Aug. 31, 1948, to Ernest and Ola Lee Goins of Prospect, N.C.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Prospect United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Locklear family cemetery.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bobby Locklear and John Anderson Goins.

Jimmy is the husband of Diane Goins and the father of three daughters, Rhonda Dial and husband Anthony, Jackie Deese and husband Gene and Jamie Goins, all of Pembroke. He is the papa to seven grandchildren, Anthony, Marcus Victor Dial, Morgan, Madison, Owen Deese and Ella Strickland; a great-grandson, John Anthony Dial; uncle, Will Goins of South Lyon, Michigan; and a host of relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Prospect United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UNCP foundation towards The Goins Family Endowed Scholarship. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Robesonian from June 10 to June 11, 2015