Monday, September 20, 2010

Mary McLeod Gookin

Mrs. Mary McLeod Gookin, 80, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at Winston Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary was born December, 1, 1929, in Louisville, MS. She was a retired bookkeeper and receptionist for Dr. J. E. Calloway and Dr. Joe Suttle for 42 years. She was a member of First United Methodist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Gookin; a son, Ben Alan Gookin; her parents, Hilda and Robert McLeod, and a sister, Dixie Kennedy.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Gookin of San Diego, CA; two sons, David Gookin of Louisville, MS, and Gary Gookin of Norman, OK; a brother, Bob McLeod of Louisville; three sisters, Joyce Foster of Louisville, MS, Helen McLeod of Columbus, GA, and Carol Ann Frazier of Arlington, TX; and 6 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 523, Louisville, MS 39339.