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RUTHERFORDTON - Sarah Florence Walker Goode, 91, died at Oak Grove Health Care Center in Rutherfordton on Tuesday, November 6. A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Eulas Erastus Walker and Bessie Lee Melton.

She was married to the late John William Guffey, killed in World War II. She later married Robert Samuel "Sam" Goode who died in 1997. In addition, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Elizabeth Padgett of Rutherfordton and brother, Thomas Clyde Walker of Texas.

She is survived by one daughter, Madge Hyatt of Rutherfordton; one brother, "Bud" Walker and wife, Frances, of Texas; two grandsons, David Hyatt and wife, Kelly, of Hampstead and Jim Hyatt and wife, Charlotte, of Mills River; five great grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel, Rachel, Kayla, and Katie Hyatt. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Florence was a member of Adaville Baptist Church. She worked in the textile industry in production, business and design. She was a beautician in Forest City for many years. Attaining a national teaching certification in ceramics, she taught ceramics for non-credit adult classes at ICC. She was a talented, dedicated and natural teacher, voluntarily teaching crafts, quilting, needlework, and stitchery at various places including 20 plus years at the Rutherford County Senior Citizen Center. She was an inspiration to family and friends and will truly be missed.

The family will receive friends at Crowe's Mortuary from 1 until 2 PM Friday, November 9 followed by the Memorial Service in Crowe's Chapel at 2 PM. Burial will be private. Rev. Cal Sayles of Adaville Baptist Church will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the or Hospice of Rutherford County.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 8, 2012
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