Freda L. Gooch

Published 6:23 pm Saturday, November 12, 2016

Freda L. Gooch 


Freda L. Gooch, 90, of KY Hwy 501 in Kings Mountain, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at her residence.

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Born Monday, March 1, 1926, in Knightstown, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay & Lillie Elrod Montgomery.

She was the widow of the late S.D. Gooch, whom she married April 30, 1948, and he preceded her in death March 23, 2014.

Freda was retired, after 26 and a half years as the Postmaster for Kings Mountain. Freda was a faithful member of Locust Grove Baptist Church, where she served for many years as the Secretary. She was the Past President for NAPUS for the state of Kentucky, officer of the KP Hall Cemetery Board (since 1967), was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and loved making quilts in her spare time.

Freda leaves behind two sons, David Alan Gooch of Stanford and Stanley Clay Gooch (Sue) of Lexington; three grandchildren, Shannette Michelle Ouellette of Junction City, Crystal Baker of Lexington and Nathan Alan Gooch of Kings Mountain; seven great-grandchildren, Nathan Lynn Gooch, Sarah Gooch, Bethany Ouellette, Morgan Gooch, Elizabeth Ouellette, Riley Baker and Lily McKenna Gooch; four great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other extended family who mourn her passing.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Richard Gooch; two brothers, Phillip Keith Montgomery and Marvin Montgomery; and four sisters, Florence Estill, Lois Brooks, Marguerite Aldridge and Pauline Rice. A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Locust Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Kerry Jones officiating the service.

Burial will follow in KP Hall Cemetery. Clifford “Shorty” Gooch, Morgan Gooch, Robert Logue, Nathan Lynn Gooch, Jody Roberts and Micah Goodpaster will serve as Active Pallbearers. Visitations will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Fox & Friend Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions suggested to KP Hall Cemetery Fund, 5350 KY Hwy 501, Kings Mountain, KY 40442. Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Freda’s arrangements.

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