Mrs. Dora Ann Freeman Goins, age 43 of Nebo passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2003 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. Born on October 11, 1959 in McDowell County, she was the daughter of Kenneth Ray Freeman of Marion and Norma Shenieah Jensen of San Francisco, CA. Mrs. Goins was the former owner and operator of Little Darlins’ Kennel, a homemaker and was a beloved wife & mother.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband Gary Goins of the home; two sons, John Goins of Marion and Timmy Goins & his wife Shanedal of Bremerton, WA; three brothers, Kenny Freeman of Marion, Mike Freeman of Port Charlotte, FL & Craig Freeman of Marion; three sisters, Cathy Freeman of San Francisco, CA, Loma Ann Autry of Marion and Tansy Hudson of Bakersville; maternal grandmother Lelia Allen of Marion; paternal grandparents J. D. & Elmorrow Fender of Dysartsville.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 4:00 PM at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The Rev. Kenny Freeman officiated. The family received friends from 3-4 PM prior to the service at the church. Interment was in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church 222 Mount Pleasant Church Drive Marion, NC 28752. Westmoreland Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday July 2, 2003 Volume 9 # 25