Annie Ruth Lovette Goforth, 97, of Ferguson, widow of Kenneth Raynard Goforth, died Friday, July 9, 2021, at Wilkes Assisted Living.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Lewis Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Dwayne Andrews officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:45-1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Goforth was born April 16, 1924, in Wilkes County to Fidel and Kiter Phillips Lovette. She was a member of Lewis Fork Baptist Church, where she loved to teach. She was a great wife and mother. She loved to write poems and had two professionally published.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Andrew Goforth, and one brother, Zollie Lovette.
She is survived by three sons, Milton Goforth and wife, Frances, of Ferguson, Shelton Goforth and wife, Elaine, of Winston-Salem, and Gary Goforth and wife, Kathy, of Ferguson; seven grandchildren, Elaine Church and husband, Wayne, Kenneth Goforth and wife, Rita, Kristie Goforth, Susie Labrecque and husband, Trey, Misty Cecile and husband, Jason, Nicole Blevins and Heather Welch and husband, Adam; 10 great-grandchildren, Mindy Woodie and husband, Joshua, Nathan Church, Aidan Cecile and wife, Alexis, Lorna Cecile, Corbin Cecile, Roland Cecile, Delylah Heninger, Bryson Heninger, Michael Wilcox, and Jayda Jarvis; 13 great-great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Woodie, Austin Woodie, Story Church, Emily Labrecque, Ethan Labrecque, Alanna Labrecque, Noah Labrecque, Maddie Cecile, Luci Cecile, Sabrina Alisha Goforth, Avea Wilcox and Mikayla Wilcox; and one sister, Ruby Keys of North Wilkesboro.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, 395 Lewis Fork Church Road, Purlear N.C., 28665.
Online condolences may be made to www.reinssturdivant.com.