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Melva Sue Goforth
1934 - 2018

Melva Sue Goforth, 83, Wednesday, May 23.

A celebration of life service was held Wednesday, May 30, in the Sanctuary of Hopewell Church with the Reverend Jerry Millwood and the Reverend Mark Williams officiating. Private interment was held Thursday, May 31, in the Summer Memorial Gardens in Gallatin, TN.

Sue was born in Iowa Park, on Nov. 9, 1934, a daughter of the late Steve and Lottie Brown. She has been a member of the Church of God Faith since an early age. She began playing the piano at the age of 11. While still in Texas, she met and married her husband of 66 years, Leon and sang in the Revival-Aires Quartet for many years. They later formed the Singing Goforth Family and sang in Texas as well as Tennessee when they relocated to Cleveland in 1971. Sue served alongside her husband Leon as they pastored the Hopewell Church of God for 22 years. During that time, she also served as office manager for Dr. Paul Grayson Smith. After her retirement in 2002 they relocated to Gallatin, TN.

Survivors include her husband, Leon; one son, Steve Goforth of Gallatin, TN.; a sister, Norma Jean Fox of Iowa Park; and a brother Jerald Brown of Iowa Park.
You may share memories of Sue with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at

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