EVANS, Ga. - Dorothy "Dot" Thigpen Gooding, 81, wife of the late Millard F. Gooding, entered into rest Friday, July 1, 2005 at Doctors Hospital. Family members include two daughters, Ellen Gay and her husband, Mark, of Evans, Sandra Greene and her husband, Michael, of Evans; a sister, Ila Mae Padgett of Augusta; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gooding was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Hoover. Mrs. Gooding was born in Avera to Price and Ellen Railey Thigpen. She had lived in Augusta for the past 75 years. Mrs. Gooding was a retired beautician and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Evans. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel with Rev. Bill Hilley and Rev. Lloyd Greene officiating. Pallbearers will be Doug Greene, David Greene, Alan Gay, Sam Brown, Tim Greene, and Doug Norman. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the G race Baptist Church, Building Fund, 4798 Hardy-McManus Road, Evans, GA 30809 Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906, (706)798-8886.
The Augusta Chronicle July 3, 2005