Lillie Goins

    Lillie Mae “Toots” White Goins, 94, of Andrews, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in a Cleveland, Tenn., hospital.
    She was a native of Andrews, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of Valleytown Baptist Church.
    Lillie Mae enjoyed gardening; her dog, Harley; family; and most especially her grandkids.
    She was the daughter of the late Franklin Hardie and Elizabeth Taylor White, and wife of the late James Goins, who died Sept. 22, 1992. She also was preceded in death by four sisters, Madge Postell, Maggie Hardin, Dixie Parker and Doris Moore; and three brothers, Walter, Claude and Arlin White.
    Surviving are a son, James Terry Goins of Georgetown, Tenn.; two sisters, Emma Hogan and Iris Plemmons, both of Andrews; three grandchildren, Dawn Bradshaw and husband Brian of Sugar Grove, Ohio, James Terry “Buzz” Goins II of Georgetown, Tenn., and Tera Lyda and husband Kenny of Hixson, Tenn.; a step-granddaughter, Holly Swan and husband Glen of Georgetown, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren, Brittney Headrick and husband Justin, Taylor Lunsford and husband Zachery, Avery Bradshaw and wife, Lisa, Casey Goins, Savannah Goins, Lilly Graham and Kenlee Lyda; two step-great-grandchildren, Lauren and Trey Swan; four great-great-grandchildren, Hunter and Ryland Lunsford, and Franklyn and Lavada Headrick; and many nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in Valleytown Baptist Church with the Rev. Marlon Blaylock and John Cook officiating. The interment will be in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian and Avery Bradshaw, Justin Headrick, Zachery Lunsford, and Eddie and Joe Parker.
    The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Valleytown Baptist Church prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Lillie Mae “Toots” White Goins to Valleytown Baptist Church, P.O. Box 640, Andrews, NC 28901.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at

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