Opal M. Goins, 93, of Monticello, passed away Aug. 22. Mrs. Goins was a lifelong resident of Newton County and faithful member of Covington First United Methodist Church for 58 years. In addition, she was involved with the Lillian Everette Circle of FUMC and the FUMC over 50 club. She was loved, and will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Goins was preceded in death by her husband Terrell A. Goins, son Robert W. Goins and her parents Jonathan and Mamie (Thompson) McClure.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Mickey and Bernie Goins of Monticello; grandchildren Greg Goins of Mansfield, Carla Joost of Conyers, Kelley Buffer of Monticello; great-grandchildren McCauley Buffer, Candi Joost, Courtney Joost; and her brother Murray McClure of Covington.
A graveside service for Mrs. Goins will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Lawnwood Memorial Park, in Covington, with Dr. Royeese Stowe officiating. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd St., from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 23.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Covington First United Methodist Church – Building Fund, 1113 Conyers Street SW, Covington, Ga. 30014. Visit www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences.