The Shelbyville Republican
November 19, 2001
---------------Opal Aldo “Al” Gooding, 70, of Shelbyville died Sunday, Nov. 18,
Born Sept. 1, 1931, in Perry, Ill., s/o Chester Arthur and Opal
Faye (Barfield) Gooding.
Aug. 21, 1954, married Donna Justus. She preceded
him in death on April 26, 1999.
Married Eva Jean (DePrez) Theobald. She
Other survivors include three sons, David L. Gooding, Keith A. Gooding
and James E. Gooding, all of Shelbyville; two stepsons, John Michael Theobald
and Mark DePrez Theobald, both of Shelbyville; two brothers,
Donald Gooding of Freeport and Robert L. Gooding
of Carlinville, Ill.; one sister, Juanita Marie Long of Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by three sons, Richard Gooding, Terry Gooding
and Donald Gooding, and two brothers, Charles Gooding
and Chester Gooding.
Employed at Holland Furnace Company from 1948 to 1954; owner
and operator of Gooding Sanitation Service Inc. in Fountaintown from 1959 to
1984; was employed at Western Electric Co. from 1954 to 1962; and Culpepper Wood
Preservers, retiring in 1997.
Member of Bethal Baptist Church in Greenfield, Shelby Senior
Services and a Fountaintown volunteer firefighter from 1956 to 1964.
Trinity United Methodist Church and Shelbyville Baptist Temple.
Volunteer driver for Shelby Senior Services and the Shelby County
Served in the U.S. Army artillery.
Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., with Revs. Corlis Dees and Ed Mohr
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Morristown with military rites conducted
by local veteran organizations.
Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the donor’s favorite
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville News
March 28, 1955
RITES SET FOR
ELLA GOODING, 78
Retired Teacher Dies
At Home of Daughter
Funeral arrangements have been completed for Mrs. Ella Wooley Gooding,
78, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Thompson, 1027
Meridian St., at3:30 p.m. Sunday after an illness of two months.
Services will be at 2:00
p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Wesley, of which she was a
member. Burial will be in Waynetown. Friends may call at the Bright
Funeral Home in Crawfordsville after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Born near Crawfordsville
May 9, 1876, she was the daughter of Frank and Rachel (Robertson)
Wooley. On April 3, 1908 she was united in marriage with Charles
W. Gooding and he preceded her in death on February 4, 1954.
Surviving with Mrs.
Thompson are another daughter, Mrs. M. C. Newman of this city; four
grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Will Gray and Mrs. Cora
Gray both of Hillsboro.
Mrs. Gooding taught
school for several years before moving to this city four years ago. She
was a memer of Daughters of Union Veterans, the Rebekah lodge of Crawfordsville,
the Wesley Home Demonstration Club and the Woman's Society of Christian Service
of the Wesley Methodist Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming