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Norma Goforth

September 28, 1944 — February 20, 2011

Carthage, NC

Norma Patterson Goforth, age 66 of Carthage died Sunday at Peak Resource - Pinelake.

A native of Farmville she was a daughter of the late Albert George Watson Preston Patterson and Naomi Pearl Loveday Patterson and was a homemaker. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 72 in Abilene.

She is survived by: her husband William C. "Buddy" Goforth Sr. of Charlotte County, VA; daughters Helen Kellis and husband Rora of Vass, NC; Pamela Wagner and husband Jan of Abilene, VA; son William C. Goforth, Jr. and wife Sheila of Farmville; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311 ( click donate), or Alzheimer's Association National Office 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is handling local arrangements.


The family will receive friends Wednesday February 23, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Shorter Funeral Home, 1905 S. Main Street Farmville, Virginia. A Graveside Service will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday February 24, 2011 at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice Virginia. The Shorter Funeral Home of Farmville is serving the family. Online condolences may be also made at

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