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William Clifford Goforth Sr., 71

SEPTEMBER 20 – William Clifford Goforth Sr., 71, of Farmville, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012.

He is survived by a son, William Clifford Goforth Jr. of Farmville; two daughters, Helen Kellis of Bass, NC, and Pam Wagner of Charlotte Courthouse; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Goforth Underwood of Pamplin, and Sharon Harris of Appomattox; two brothers, Charles Edward Goforth of Hampden Sydney, and Carl Gene Goforth of Farmville; close family friend, Joyce Shelton of Farmville; and his faithful dog, Lady. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Patterson Goforth.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family. www.shorterfuneralhome.com.