Martha Nobles Brewer Goree

Published 4:22 pm Friday, February 12, 2010

Martha Nobles Brewer Goree died Tuesday, February 9, 2010 from complications of Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA.)
She was born February 17, 1928 in Orlando, Fla. She was the youngest child of James Bascomb and Eva Poe Brewer. She graduated Ft. Pierce High School in 1946, and Florida Southern College in 1950. She taught elementary school in McClenney, Kissimmee, and Ft. Pierce, Fla., before her marriage in 1952. She was co-founder and director of the Early Childhood Center (ECC) of the Oviedo, Fla., United Methodist Church, and one of the founders of the University of Central Florida Womens Club. She was a member of Chapter GL of the PEO Benevolent Sorority, and Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
She was predeceased by her youngest son, Daniel Brewer Goree, in June of 1980, as well as her brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Frank, Josephine, Julia, Billy, and Sidney.
Martha is survived by the love of her life, her best friend, and constant caregiver throughout her illness; her husband John Philip Goree Sr., Phil.
She is also survived by her beloved son Jay and his wife, Betsy, of Tryon; her adored grandchildren Desty Goree Benton and her husband Matt of Bedford, Texas; Jeff and his wife Andi Brumley Goree of Greensboro, N.C.; Lorena Goree Marsh and her husband Albert of Sanford, Fla.; Daniel and Michelle Goree of Vancouver, Wa. The joys of her later years included attending all of her grandchildrens weddings, and the birth of her four great-grandchildren, Hayley, Zachary, Stuart, and Kennedy.
Martha also leaves behind her niece and six nephews, as well as daughters of her heart, Margie Ward and Marjorie Terp. She will be greatly missed by her lifetime friends Margaret McClung and Jane Lee, and many others she knew during her years in Florida, Texas, and North Carolina.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to celebrate Marthas life at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the auditorium at Tryon Estates, Columbus. Internment will be private, in the Oviedo, Fla., cemetery, with services following at Oviedo First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.
An online guest register is available at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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