February 22, 1935 ~ February 9, 2020

Born in: Cherokee, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Arthur “Sonny” Goforth, Jr., 84, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020.

A native of Cherokee, NC, Mr. Goforth was a son of the late Arthur and Lena Murphy Goforth.

Surviving are his wife, Maebelle Williamson Goforth; daughter, Becky Goforth Hurley (Jimmy); sons, Michael Goforth (Brittany), Adam Goforth, and Danny Goforth (Katherine); 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 14, at Bethabara Church in Cherokee, NC. Interment will follow at Birdtown Cemetery.


Visitation: February 13, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: February 14, 2020 11:00 am

Bethabara Church
1088 Birdtown Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Burial: February 14, 2020 12:00 pm

Birdtown Cemetery

Cherokee, NC

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  1. Uncle Sonny
    I know you are at peace now. No more pain will ever come to you again. You will be missed and loved always.
    Rest in peace now.

  2. So very sorry ,,Sonny was a good man,,he was my buddy and I love him very much,, I send my love and prayers to all of you


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