(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
GOOKIN SERVICE HELD TODAY AT FUNERAL CHAPEL - MRS. C.H. GOOKIN PASSED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON HERE
Death came to Mrs. Frances Margaret Gookin, 83, at 3:25 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family home, 1203 Tate Street following a serious illness of ten days. She had been in failing health for the past thirteen years.
Funeral service was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the chapel of McPeters Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Lester M. James of Decatur, GA. Burial was in Henry Cemetery with McPeters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gookin was a native of Moulton, AL, and was married to C.H. Gookin in April of 1892 at that place. She was a member of the Methodist Church where she was active in its affairs until failing health curtailed her work. She had a host of friends who were grieved to learn of her passing.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles A. Gookin of Memphis, TN; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Counce of Corinth, Mrs. Pearl James of Decatur, GA, and Mrs. Lottie Willett of Birmingham, AL; a brother, Charles C. Doss of Hartselle, AL. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were: Homer Denton, H.L. Denton, Lester James, Jr., Robert Willett, Elbert Yarbrough, C.K. Jobe, Billy Switzer and Lloyd Gann. Honorary pallbearers were: Sidney Young, A.Z. Rodgers, John Brady, Doc Madden, John Sanders and Everett Counce.
The Daily Corinthian
Aug. 2, 1949