Maggie Ellen Stansell Goodson

  • Birth 13 Aug 1896 Russellville, Franklin County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 7 Mar 1981 Cone, Crosby County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Cone, Crosby County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 13922118

Maggie Ellen Stansell married Leslie Franklin Goodson

Maggie and Leslie are parents of David Rich Goodson (Amarillo, TX), Dan Goodson (Visalia, CA), Bill Goodson (Midland, TX), Ted Goodson (Healdton, OK), Tommy Ray Goodson, Hilda Goodson Ray and Bennie Jack Goodson Gee (daughter--Odessa, TX).

Grandson is Rodney Mark Goodson (son of David).

She has a memorial page located here. It is copied below.

CONE (Special) - Services for Maggie Goodson, 84, of Cone will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church here with the Rev. John Goss, pastor, officiating, assisted by Elder Joe Jackson, minister of New Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Floydada.

Burial will be in Cone Cemetery under direction of Carter-Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.

Mrs. Goodson died at noon Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock after a lengthy illness.

The Russellville, Alabama native moved to Hamilton County at age 3, and later to Jack County. The former Maggie Ellen Stansell married Leslie Franklin Goodson March 5, 1913, in Jacksboro. They moved to Cone in 1928. He died in 1943.

She lived in Cone the rest of her life, except for a period during World War II, in which four of her sons served in the armed forces. Two of her sons served during the Korean Conflict.

For the past 15 years Mrs. Goodson operated the Cone Cafe. She and her husband were farmers, and she was known in the area for her quilting and gardening prowess. She was instrumental a few years ago in Cone´s successful campaign to persuade the U.S. Postal Service to maintain the rural post office still located in Jackson´s Grocery in Cone. The controversy gained local and national attention. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Cone.

Survivors include four sons, David of Amarillo, Dan of Visalia, Calif., Bill of Midland and Ted of Healdton, Okla.; two daughters, Hilda Ray of Hamilton and Bennie Jack Gee of Odessa; a sister, Evelyn Syras of Borger; two brothers, Rufus Stansell of Bowie and Wilson Stansell of Graham; 34 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Kemp, Dwain Goodson, David L. Goodson, Curtis Ray, Eddie Gee and Leslie W. Goodson, all grandsons.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal, March 10, 1981
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum


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  • Created by: Phyllis J. K. "Sis" Owens
  • Added: 11 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13922118
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maggie Ellen Stansell Goodson (13 Aug 1896–7 Mar 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13922118, citing Cone Cemetery, Cone, Crosby County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis J. K. "Sis" Owens (contributor 46524986) .