The  Shelbyville  Republican
November 19, 2001
Opal Aldo “Al” Gooding, 70, of Shelbyville died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, Franklin.
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 survives.
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.  Attended Trinity United Methodist Church and Shelbyville Baptist Temple.
Volunteer driver for Shelby Senior Services and the Shelby County Cancer Society.
Served in the U.S. Army artillery.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., with Revs. Corlis Dees and Ed Mohr officiating.
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 organization.
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

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