Mr. Lewis Benjamin Sam Gooding - HAMPTON, SC - Mr. Lewis Benjamin Sam Gooding, of Pocataligo Road, Hampton, went home to be with his Lord Friday, December 21, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 3 pm, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Sandy Run Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Gooding Cemetery. Mr. Gooding was born September 5, 1929 to the late Bennie Abraham and Corrie Elizabeth Thomas Gooding in the Miley section of Hampton County. As a child, his father affectionately called him Sambo and everyone knew him as Sam. Mr. Gooding retired after 30 years from the United States Postal Service. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, gardener and tree farmer. He was a member of the Jenny Hunting Club in Brunson for over fifty years. He was a longtime member of Sandy Run Baptist Church. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Amedisys Hospice for providing outstanding care for Sam. Survivors include: his wife, Mary Fennell Gooding; brother, John Bernard Gooding of Savannah, Georgia; special first cousin, Helen Gooding Youmans of Hampton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son, Lewis Benjamin Ben Gooding; brother, William Henry Bill Gooding; and sister, Ruth Emma Gooding Brinson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Sandy Run Baptist Church, 2100 Sandy Run Road, Hampton, SC 29924. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 1 until 2:30 at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, VARNVILLE-HAMPTON CHAPEL, 1074 Yemassee Highway, Varnville, 803.943.5016; www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com. The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes Varnville-Hampton Chapel 803-943-5016 Savannah Morning News December 23, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News on Dec. 23, 2012