Obituaries for June 9, 2012


Walter Purnell Goodall

A memorial service for Mr. Goodall will be 4 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Highland Heights Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mr. Goodall, 87, died Friday June 8, 2012. He was born in Wilson Co., in the community of Tuckers Crossroads. He graduated from Lebanon High School and attended Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. He served two years in the United States Army during World War II, and was stationed in Italy for 13 months. Upon return from serving his country, he went to work for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service where he worked until retirement. During his career, he received many awards for outstanding service. He was inducted into the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2010. He was a dedicated Christian and was very active in his local church by serving as song leader, teacher and elder.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Ada and Earl Goodall; brothers, Will Edward Goodall and Jack Goodall; and sisters, Era Earl Denton, Dorothy Martin and Martha Bobo.

Survivors include: wife of 57 years, Zuelma Simpson of Greeneville, Tenn.; daughters, Barbara (Tony) Bellione, Martha (Ronnie) Norman and Mary (Ritchie) Beard; grandchildren, Carrie (Eric) Garcia, John (Sara Beth) Farrow, Benjamin Webb, Mary Beth (Ryan) Davis, James Farrow, Ryan (Kathryn) Norman, Ritchie (Ashleigh) Beard and Lindsay Beard; five great-grandchildren, Jackson Davis, Benjamin Davis, James Norman, Sienna Garcia and Ruby Davis; and sister, Ann Paty.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Donald 'Don' Douglas McCoin

The family will have a private service and burial to honor Mr. McCoin's life.

Mr. McCoin, 69, of Murfreesboro, died Friday, June 8, 2012. He was a lifetime resident of Tenn. He attended high school at the Tennessee Military Institute, and attended Tennessee Technological University, Vanderbilt University and Nashville Law School. A retired agent and financial planner with State Farm Insurance, he served and was a leader in various social and civic organizations and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Thelma Roberts McCoin.

Survivors include: wife of 19 years, Sharon Womack McCoin; children from first marriage, Michael Nathan McCoin of Cookeville, Donna Hollie of Franklin, Mitzi Blair of Lebanon and Monica Alsup of Lebanon; stepson Jayme Adcock of Murfreesboro; sister, Mary Whitaker of Gainesboro; brother, Edgar McCoin of Cookeville; eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and many friends and other family members.


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