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Rev. Marvin Goodman

November 24, 2020
Rev. Marvin Goodman, age 79, of Ray City, Ga., formerly of Atkinson County, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, November 12, 2020, following an extended illness.

Born May 30, l941, in Willacoochee, Ga., Rev. Goodman was the son of Woodrow and Louise Corbitt Goodman. He retired from Albertson’s Food Stores as manager in Longwood, Fla. and then began a career in ministry. He served many churches: Cornerstone Church in Pearson, Manor Methodist, Stapleton Methodist, Blackshear Methodist, Kirkland Methodist, and Springhead Methodist churches before retiring. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Debbie Ford, and a sister, Sheila Parker.

Survivors include: wife Margie Lewis Goodman of Ray City, Ga.; two sons, Jeff Goodman and wife, Laura, of Richmond, Va. and Mike Rowe and wife, Bonnie, of Pearson, Ga.; daughter Cindy Caron and husband, Mike, of Chesapeake, Va.; two brothers, Tony Goodman and wife, Pat, of Eastman, Ga. and Larry Goodman and wife, Dorothy, of Caldwell, Ga.; special friend Octavia McMillan of Pelham, Ga.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives.

Services for Rev. Goodman were held Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Antioch Church Cemetery with Bro. Harry Hughes officiating. Special music, “There Was Jesus,” by Dolly Parton and Zack Williams, was presented by CD.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made in honor of Rev. Goodman to Springhead United Methodist Church C/O Cheryl Chancey, 272 Bud Guthrie Rd., Willacoochee, Ga. 31650.

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