John David “Uncle Dave” Goff

1873

John David “Uncle Dave” Goff was born June 19, 1873 in Blaney, Kershaw, South Carolina to William Preston Goff and Rebecca Elizabeth McDonald Goff.

1910 Census Information:

According to the 1910 United States Census recorded on April 20, 1910; Dave Goff (37) owned a farm in Wateree Township in Kershaw County, with whom he shared with his wife, Nellie Goff (34), of 14 years. She was the mother of six children, at that time, which five of them were currently living. Also in home were their children; Anderson Goff (11), Pearl Goff (9), Pluma Goff (6), Eva Goff (4), James Goff (1) and a servant, Bettace Cook (24). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Dave was a farmer on a general farm and Bettace Cook was a laborer on the farm.

1920 Census Information:

According to the 1920 United States Census recorded on January 8, 1920; Dave Goff (46) owned a farm in Wateree Township in Kershaw County, with whom he shared with his wife, Nannie Goff (44), Also in home were their children; Anderson Goff (21), Pearl Goff (9), Pluma Goff (15), Eva Goff (13), Jim Goff (11), Iola Goff (8), Thurston Goff (6), Otis Goff (4) and a servant, Jesse Rix (20) . All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Dave was a farmer on a general farm, Anderson was a labor on the famer and Jesse Rix worked in the home with the family.

1946

On December 30, 1046, J. D. Goff was listed as a living brother in the obituary of William Henry Goff.

1956

John David “Uncle Dave” Goff, 82, farmer of Blaney, died at 2:30 p.m. on March 26, 1956 at his home after five weeks of illness. He was a member of the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He was twice married, first to Mrs. Nannie Ross Goff, who died in 1947. He later married Mrs. Etta Hornsby, who survived.

Survivors include his widow; four daughter, Mrs. G. P. Monroe, Sr. and Mrs. Ed Campbell, both of Blaney, Mrs. J. C. Kelly and Mrs. L. E. Outlaw, both of Columbia; four sons, Anderson Goff, J. B. Goff, and Otis Goff, all of Blaney; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jeffers of Blaney and Mrs. Joe Hinson of Columbia; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step daughters, Mrs. Leonard Branham of Blaney and Mrs. Dan Brazell of Columbia; and one stepson, Albert Hair of Camden.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 4 o’clock, March 27, 1956 from the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church at Blaney by the Rev. Wiley Evans, the Rev. D. E. Smith and the Rev. G. R. Partridge. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be six grandsons; Clinton Goff, Olin Goff, Claude Campbell, Clator Campbell, DeLane Monroe and Rempsey Outlaw.

Honorary pallbearers will be G. A. Dowey, C. W. Wooten, E. L. Sessions, Robert Branham, C. R. Bowen, E. T. Bowen, Dr. R. A. Cothran, B. K. Rose, Lexie Moak, Leslie Moak, D. L. McLeod, Jack Morgan, Elmo Jeffers, M. H. Hornsby and Henry Sanders.

The body was at the Paschal Funeral Home but was taken at 10 o’clock, to the home at Blaney where it remained until shortly before the services.

Obituary Information:

1956.03.27 J D Goff Farmer of Blaney Dies
March 27, 1956 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 8

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