MARIE THORNTON GOFORTH, age 84, of Dandridge, TN departed this life on Saturday, July 17, 2021 after a four year battle with Parkinson?s Disease. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Raymond Goforth; mother and father, Alma Baxter and Parmer Thornton; sisters, Faye Greene, Christine Bettis and Nancy Thornton; brothers, Baxter Thornton, Robert Thornton and Judson Thornton. She leaves behind her daughters, Kim Rogers (Mike), and Eva Barker (Paul); grandchildren, Lora Barker Stormes, Cari Barker Levesque (Pierre), Dana Rogers, and Richard Barker (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Addilyn Grace and Sophia Marie; cousin, George Williams (Peggy); and many beloved nieces and nephews. Marie attended Maury High School and played varsity basketball for four years. During her life she enjoyed playing golf and gardening; crocheting heirlooms for family and friends, and visiting, traveling, and staying with best friends, Bill and Dorothy Morie. She was employed by Enka for over 25 years and was a member of Grants Chapel United Methodist Church. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Dandridge Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Farrar Funeral Home. ARRANGEMENTS BY FARRAR FUNERAL HOME, DANDRIDGE, 865-397-2711
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