Smyner Dalton Goff was born January 19, 1934 in Kershaw County, South Carolina, to Dalton Singleton Hagood Goff and Etta Hornsby Goff.
Smyner Dalton Goff, 28, of Rt. 2, Blaney, died Thursday, April 5, 1962 at his home. The cause of death was listed as Urinary failure, due to chronic glomerulonephritis, a kidney disorder caused by slow, cumulative damages and scarring of the tiny blood filters in the kidneys.
He had lived in Blaney all of his life and was in the Korean War as South Carolina Private First Class with the M19 Infantry.
Survivors included his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Goff of Blaney; two sisters, Mrs. Clellie Drawdy of Blaney and Mrs. Dorothy Turner, of Greenville, and four brothers, Telbert Goff, Frank Goff, and George Goff of Greenville and Sam Goff of Salisbury, Md.
Funeral Services for Mr. Goff were to be held, April 6, 1962 at 4:30 p.m. in the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, near Blaney. The Rev. Martin Cannon and the Rev. John Harvey were to officiate. He was buried in the Goff (Dalton) Family Cemetery in Elgin. The body was at the home of his parents, Route 2 Blaney.
Active pallbearers were to be LeRoy Brown, Andrew Brown, Harely Goff, Larry Branham, Leon Bowen, Murdick Bowen, Ed Campbell and Robert Rose.
Honorary pallbearers were to be Eddie Goff, Walter Ross, Jimmy Goff, Lexie Moak, Leslie Moak, Alvin Branham, Johnny Monroe and members of Men’s Bible Class of Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church.
On August 2, 2004, Smyrna Goff was listed as a deceased brother in the obituary of Clellie Jeanette Goff.