Grace York Goodman, 91, of Morganton, NC died Sunday, November 01, 2009 at Margate Rehabilitation Center, Jefferson, NC. Born June 26, 1918 in Alleghany County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Charles Luther York and Stella Irwin York. Grace was a member of the First Baptist Church where for many years she taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Morganton Pilot Club and worked in its Old and New Shop on Burkemont Ave. In recent years she loved to meet her senior friends for coffee at Wendy’s. She enjoyed making new friends and meeting old ones. Dogs always had a special place in her heart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Vonley Goodman; a sister, Elsie Robertson; and a brother, Edwin York.Surviving are sisters, Ruby Singletary of Sparta, NC and Alma Richardson of Galax, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.A celebration of Grace’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2009 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday for one hour before the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407.
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