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Hutson L. Goza

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hutson L. Goza, age 89, died Jan. 31, 2011 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo.

He was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Stoddard County, Mo., son of the late Albert C. and Amanda Jane (Davis) Goza.

Mr. Goza was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge and had been a self-employed farmer before retiring.

In 1984, he married Lenora Edwards; she survives of the home in Sikeston.

Other survivors include one son, Rev. Hutson Lee Goza, Jr. of Alexandria, La.; three daughters, Carol McDonough of Dexter, Mo., Linda Underwood of Sikeston, and Cathy Christian of Dexter; two step-daughters, Barbara Jones of Sikeston and Teresa Wyatt of Fruitland, Mo.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Gail Sherry King; three brothers; and four sisters.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 5-7 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Geoff Posegate and Dr. Jim Davis officiated.

Burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.

Pallbearers were Garry Warner, Pat Jones, Leetis Byrd, Britt McConnell, Greg Krokstrom, and Eric Wooden.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bernard Rice, Allan Crites, and Jack Yount.

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