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Ester Jean Goings

Ester Jean Goings, 79, of Utica, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Copiah Living Center in Crystal Springs.

Services were held Tuesday, March 11, from Utica Christian Church with interment in Dentville Cemetery.

A lifelong resident of Utica, Mrs. Goings was a member of the Eastern Star and an active member in the Utica Christian Church. She was a retired employee of Gayfer’s Department Store in Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colbert Goings, and a brother, Will Roy Martin.

Survivors include: son, Robert Goings of Saudi Arabia; daughter, Denise Strong of Hazlehurst; brother, Don Martin of Utica; sister, Edith Merle  Herren of San Antonio, TX; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were: Will Roy Martin, Jr., Fred Cessna, Chad Cessna, Caleb Ford, Nicholas Ford, and Cameron Hickey. Honorary pallbearers were: Sherry Cessna, Holly Cessna, Tiffany Ford, and Michael Hickey.

Memorials may be made to: Utica Christian Church, P. O. Box 306, Utica, MS 39175; Utica United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 205, Utica, MS 39175; or Utica Baptist Church, P. O. Box 308, Utica, MS 39175.

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