Shirley Gooch

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Shirley Gooch passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was 73. Born on March 28, 1940 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Ethel Martin Napier. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Johnny Wayne Gooch and Frankie Lynn Gooch, both of Kings Mountain; two daughters, Pamela Crowley of Kings Mountain and Tammy Renee Horn of Stanford; eight grandchildren, Jessica Luttrell, Jamie Gooch, Jennifer Gooch, Tyler Horn, Jacob Rayborn, Cody Gooch, Jeremi Luttrell and Hayley Crowley; two great-grandchildren, Jared and Jayden Murrell; and three sisters, Edith Snow and Faye Rowland, both of Kings Mountain, and Darlene Greer of Middleburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James M. Gooch; two brothers, Orville Napier and Glen "Big Boy" Napier; and a sister, Naomi Austin. Funeral services were March 31 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Pittman officiating. Burial was at K.P. Hall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with guest-book available at
Published in The Casey County News on Apr. 3, 2013