The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 1, 2013

Donna Ruth Taylor


The News Courier

— Donna Ruth Taylor, 85, of Athens passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. 

Mrs. Taylor was born May 31, 1927, in Limestone County to Rawls McElyea and Myrtle Smith McElyea. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rawls and Myrtle McElyea; husband, Robert E. Taylor Jr.; and son, Tony Gooch.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m.  Monday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery with Roger Jackson officiating.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her son, Tommy Wade Gooch and wife Sheri of Largo, Fla.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Richard McElyea and wife Emma Jean of Athens; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Geno Gooch, Tommy Joe Gooch, Shannon Gooch, Mitch Gooch, Madoc Gooch, Kris Gooch and Dylan Gooch.

Sign the online guestbook at http://limestonechapel.com.


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