James Austin Gooden, age 77, of Montevallo, Mo., passed away on Sept. 5, 2006, at his home.
He is survived by four sons, Louis Pennington of Compton Junction, Mo., Sam Gooden of Walker, Mo., Homer Good of Milo, Mo., Larry Gooden of El Dorado Springs; six daughters, Linda Dederick of Bolivar, Mo., Rose Chastain of Nevada, Rebecca Long of Milo, Ruth Woods of Nevada, Laura Cook of Milo and Pam Meister of Nevada; four sisters; three brothers; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m., at the Hackleman Chapel. Interment will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 7-8 p.m.