The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 25, 2014

Thomas Gooch


The News Courier

— The funeral for Thomas Kent Gooch, 67, of Athens will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at McConnell Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Craft and Pastor Mark Delmas officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Athens.

Visitation is from 1-3:15 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Gooch died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

Thomas Gooch was born Sept. 26, 1946, in Limestone County to Henry Dayton Gooch and Mamie Bell Terry Gooch.

Survivors include a son, Stephen Gooch and wife Valarie of Elkmont; daughters, Kim “DeDee” Hopkins and husband Don, Christy Elders and husband Shane, all of Athens; brothers, Charles Gooch, Teddy Gooch and Dwight Gooch, all of Athens, and Ronnie Gooch of Elkmont; sisters, Betty Ray Campbell, Nell Smith and Judy Conley, all of Athens, and Vicky Story of Massey; grandchildren, Victoria Owens, Victor Owens, Kayela Elders, Ethan Elders, Kelsey Hopkins, Chloe Hopkins, Carly Hopkins and Kara Hopkins.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Campbell, Barry Campbell, Paul Gooch, Lynn Gooch, David Conley and Jason Conley.


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