McDOWELL COUNTY, NC - OBITUARIES - Howard William Gouge, 9 Mar 2002 ==================================================================== USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or for presentation by other persons or organizations. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for purposes other than stated above must obtain the written consent of the file contributor. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access. This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mitchell News Journal www.mitchellnews.com/ ==================================================================== HOWARD WILLIAM GOUGE MARION – Howard William Gouge, 82, died Saturday, March 9, 2002 in McDowell Hospital. He was the son of Lorenzo and Bessi Jane Byrd Gouge Sr. and husband of the late Wilma Anne Robinson Gouge, and a brother, Carl Gouge. He was the owner of Gouge Paint and Glass and was a U.S. Navy veteran. A member of the Masonic Lodge and the Rotary Club, he attended New Manna Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Thomas Edwin Gouge of Marion; a daughter, Janet Gouge Fisher of Arden; sisters, Maude McKinney, Elvia Kanipe, and Mary Lee Withrow, all of Marion; brothers, L.D.Gouge Jr. and James Gouge, both of Marion; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at New Manna Baptist Church. Revs. Harry Nix and Tommy Hensley officiated. Burial was in Ballew Cemetery in Yancey County. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the church. Westmoreland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.