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Long-time GFB Director Nora Goodman dies

Posted on Jan 12, 2024 at 17:46 PM

Nora Goodman, who served as a Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District Director and as Paulding County Farm Bureau president since being elected in December 2003, died on Jan. 9 She was 83.

Mrs. Goodman had been a Georgia Farm Bureau member for 45 years.

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of Mrs. Nora, who served GFB and agriculture with dignity and grace,” said GFB President Tom McCall. “She was a constant, welcoming presence at Farm Bureau gatherings and kept a strong commitment to the state’s farmers. She will be missed.”

She served on various GFB Commodity Advisory Committees (CAC) as a representative of the GFB Board of Directors. She served on the GFB Forestry CAC for most of her 20 years on the state board, beginning in 2005. She also represented the organization as a voting delegate to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

“Nora represented the Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors on Farm Bureau’s Forestry Commodity Advisory Committee for many years, and she missed very few of our meetings,” said John Mixon, chairman of the GFB Forestry Committee. “She was a special lady, and she enjoyed talking about her timber and cattle operation. We had a good talk in December at our annual Farm Bureau convention. I’ll really miss her.”

In addition to her Farm Bureau leadership, Goodman was an active member of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, was a director of the Georgia Agriculture Land Trust and served as a director of the Paulding County Hospital Authority. She was also a member of the Tri-County Cattlemen’s Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, late PCFB President Dr. Jim Goodman, who passed in 2003, and her son, John Achter, who died in 2022.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sisters Juanita E. Pardue of Gainesville, Georgia, Clara W. Smith (Richard) of Columbus, Georgia, and sister in law, Nancy C. Wood of Savannah, Georgia, nieces and nephews, Shannon Moore of Columbus, Georgia, Ashley Patterson (Brice) of Waverly Hall, Georgia, Justin Smith (Tami) of Columbus, Georgia, Erik Pardue (Mary Lina) of Gainesville, Georgia, Jaime Russell (Gil) of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Lindsay Sammons (Dr. Edward Sammons)-Savannah, Georgia, Jeff Wood of Pooler, Georgia, as well several great nieces and nephews.

Clark Funeral Home in Hiram is handling memorial arrangements. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Clark Funeral Home and Chapel. A service for Nora will be Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11am at Clark Funeral Home and Chapel with Reverend Don Rackley officiating. Following the service, Nora will be laid to rest next to her husband at Dallas Memory Gardens.

Clark Funeral Home  is located at 4373 Atlanta Hwy., Hiram, GA 30141 . 

Click here to read her full obituary.

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