Funeral services for Mr. Marlin Goolsby, 72, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Wednesday,
May 16, 2007, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home
in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in
the McCoinsville community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 – 9 P.M.,
and on Wednesday from 11 A.M. until time of services.
Mr. Goolsby passed away on Monday, May 14, 2007, at his
residence in Gainesboro, TN.
He was born September 20, 1934, in Clay County,
Tennessee, to the late Champ Ferguson Goolsby and
Pearlie Boles Goolsby. He was married to Emogene
Goolsby, who survives. He was the former owner of
Marlin’s Restaurant and School Drive-In. Mr. Goolsby was a
member of the Gainesboro First Baptist Church, and served
in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Granddaughter: Anna Lee Forkum; 1 Son-in-law: David Lee
Forkum; 1 Sister-in-law: Tootsie Goolsby; and 1 Nephew:
Survivors include his Wife: Emogene Goolsby of
Gainesboro, TN; 2 Daughters: Lisa and her husband, Michael
Ragland and Lori Forkum and Chris Heady, all of Gainesboro,
TN; 5 Grandchildren: Dusty and Lacy Ragland, Kayla
Roberts, Sara and Lee Forkum; 2 Brothers: Clifton and
Wilma Goolsby and Kenneth Goolsby all of Gainesboro, TN; 1
Sister: Vickey and her husband, Jimmie Apple of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Step-son: Donnie Harper of Gainesboro
TN; 3 Step-Grandchildren; 3 Step- Great Grandchildren;
and 1 Step- Great-Great Grandchild.
Bro. Jason Lewis and Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Goolsby
Family by contacting Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral
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