September 24, 2013

Bertha Elizabeth Huff Goforth, 101, of Brookeland, Tx., died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Tx. after a short illness.

Mrs. Goforth was born in Harlan County, Ky. where she spent most of her life. She graduated from Berea College, Berea, Ky. in 1935 and taught in the Harlan County and Fayette County School Systems until she retired in 1973. A former resident of Loyall and Lexington, KY, she had made her home in Brookeland, TX since 1977. She was a member of the Hemphill Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Preceding her in death are her husband of 52 years, Coy A. Goforth; grandson Richard M. Ball; parents John and Mary Jane Miniard Huff; 3 brothers: Carmon, Almon, and Denver; 5 sisters: Dahlia, Mallie Begley, Alafair Anderson, Rebecca Mae Sexton and Joanne Hoskins. Survivors include daughter Rosemary Ball and husband William, Granddaughters Elizabeth Humphries and husband David and Julia Bourne, 4 Great Grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Goforth was cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.