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Emma Ruth Goff, 86
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Emma Ruth Goff, 86, of McMinnville (Blues Hill community) died Wednesday, May 1, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Bledsoe County and was a retired employee of Clover Bottom Mental Health Facility, a homemaker, and a member of Blues Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Goff was preceded in death by parents Howard Roscoe and Lela Frances Cerley Sampson, husband Philip Goff, grandson Norman Mitchell Goff, and brother Floyd Cornell Sampson.
Survivors include her daughter, Doris Ann Sweeney; sisters, Eulah V. Hall, Martha Jo Dunbar, and Linda Lou Conley; and brother, Arthur Howard Sampson. Several family members and friends also survive.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Lyon Walkup will officiate. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. The Goff family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 3, 2013