Jessie Plemmons Goforth

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Jessie Plemmons Goforth, 66, of 180 Jones Road, Leicester, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at her home.

Mrs. Goforth was born in Madison County and was a daughter of Toney and Edith Gowan Plemmons of Hot Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Goforth who died in 1980, and she was retired as an accountant from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. She was a member of Newfound Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one son, Dr. Harold Goforth of Chicago, IL; one sister, Esta Lee King of Leicester; special nieces Janet Radford and Pamela Frisbee, and many loving family and friends including the Rev. Canon Jane G. Smith.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Phillips and the Rev. Canon Jane G. Smith officiating. Burial will be at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

Her family will be at the home where friends are encouraged to visit.

Memorials may be made to A-B Technical College Scholarship Fund or to Meals on Wheels.

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  1. I work at AB Tech and although I never had the pleasure of working with Jessie, I have heard many great things about her.
    With deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Jessie.

  2. As a Co-worker and friend of Jessie’s, I have many fond memories of her at AB Tech. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  3. Jessie was very special to all who knew her. I have such fond memories that I will cherish always. With deepest
    sympathy in your loss.

  4. To Harold and Family,
    Jessie was a special colleauge and friend. I cherish the time I was able to work with her and just be her friend.
    I pray God will be with you and comfort you all durning this diffcult time.

    Love & Prayers,

  5. Harold and family: You all are in mine and Cynthia’s prayers. Mrs. Goforth was a wonderful lady and I have many fond memories of her from my childhood. I’m sure there is a rejoicing in heaven this day.

    Daryl and Cynthia Sampson

  6. I went to school with Jessie’s son Harold at Leicester and then through middle and high school at Erwin. I just want to say that I thought Jessie was a wonderful person and she was very proud of her son. She will be missed. God bless you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We both thought a lot of Jessie. She was a wonderful person.

  8. Harold I was so sorry to hear that Jessie had passed away……………she was such a pretty , sweet lady…..and I always thought so much of her……… you are in my thoughts and prayer >>>>>>>>>>…. Judy

  9. Harold & Family
    We are so sorry that we were out of town and did not hear of your mothers death until it was to late to come or send flowers. Your mother and dad were both special friends to us many years ago. They went with us to Greenville SC to get married and for many years when you were a baby we met at each others homes and played cards and parcheesi until the wee hours of the morning. Your mother and dad were so proud of you! You have been a special person for them and many others. Carry on your life as your mother lived and you will be a blessing to many! I know you will miss your mother but remember that ‘Special Memories Bring Peace to the Heart’.

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