Published 4:20 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2009
A native of Buncombe Co. she was the daughter of the late Wess Sawyer and Panellie Gilbert Spicer. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Goin Godfrey, whom she was married to for 41 years, brothers; Clarence and Fred Spicer and sister; Myrtle Jackson. She was a textile worker at Hatch Mill in Columbus, and totally family oriented.
Surviving are her loving daughter Margaret Godfrey and husband Robin Berry Bishop of Rutherfordton, N.C., sisters; Grace Hill, Caralee Spicer, and Connie Spicer Hill, all of Rutherfordton, N.C. and Pearl Goode of Greer, S.C., grandson; Robin Godfrey Bishop, granddaughter; Cammie Colleen Bishop and great grand-daughter; Lily Christine Bishop.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Grassy Knob Church Fellowship, where she was a member. Rev. J.W. Luman will be officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043.
Asheville Mortuary Services is caring for the Godfrey family. An online registry is available at www.ashevillemortuaryservices.com.