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Originally published: 2013-11-18 09:38:49
Last modified: 2013-11-18 09:38:49

Betty Goforth Woody

Betty Goforth Woody, 75, of Hanging Rock Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at her home.

A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Brown and Goldie Ingram Goforth and wife of 42 years to the late Robert Lee Woody, who passed away in 1996. She was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church. Woody was a hard worker who loved to read and clean.

Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Queen and husband, Shelby, of Spruce Pine and Sharon Hendry and husband, Bryan, of Manchester, Ky.; sons, Robert Lee “Junior” Woody of Spruce Pine and Richard Allan Woody and wife, Misty, of Spruce Pine; brother, Billy Ray Goforth and wife, Norma, of Newland; five grandchildren, Chrystal Byrd, Gary Edwards, Amanda Edwards, Tristin Mason and Noah Woody; eight great-grandchildren, Kelsey Byrd, Charles Byrd, Keaton Byrd, Adrianna Edwards, Dalton Towe, Taven Edwards, Kelby Pitman and Colby Pitman and one great-great-grandson, Hudson Huskins.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service, the Rev. Jude Hughes and the Rev. Brent Price officiated. Burial was in the Yellow Mountain Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to funeral service at the funeral home.

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