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Arbutus Gooden Godfrey
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1921
Death: Oct. 29, 2008

Arbutus Gooden Godfrey, 87, of McGaheysville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg.

Mrs. Godfrey was born on April 25, 1921, in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Scott Thomas and Ruby Virginia Oliver Gooden.

Arbutus worked for Metro Pants for many years and retired as a General Manager of production. She was a lifetime resident of the Shenandoah Valley and was a member of the Mount Olive Brethren Church in Pineville.

She was also a member of many historical societies and is featured in an exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester.

Arbutus was preceded in death by two husbands, John Ritchie and Edward Godfrey. She was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Gene Ritchie, and a sister, Dorothy "Dot" Smallwood.

Survivors include two sons, four sisters, one brother, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with the Revs. Wayne Wright and Fred Miller officiating.

Burial will follow at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152 Elkton, VA 22827.

Family links: 
  Scott Thomas Gooden (1895 - 1965)
  Ruby Virginia Oliver Gooden (1900 - 1974)
  Lucille Gooden Morris (1918 - 2009)*
  Arbutus Gooden Godfrey (1921 - 2008)
  Dorothy Gooden Smallwood (1922 - 2002)*
  Thelma Gooden Schools (1925 - 2009)*
  Janet Louise Gooden Trammell (1938 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Shock
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82946368
Arbutus <i>Gooden</i> Godfrey
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- Shock
 Added: Jan. 19, 2012

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