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A Clarksville teen died Friday in Buffalo Junction wreck, the first of three deadly car crashes in Mecklenburg County in the past week.


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Joseph Alvin Goode Sr. / July 17, 2017

Joseph Alvin Goode Sr. of Halifax County died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Northside Hospital in Canton, Ga., at the age of 59.

Mr. Goode was born in Halifax County on June 5, 1958 to the late Levi Goode,Sr. and Martha Valentine Goode. He was married to Vera King Goode and was a member of White Oak Grover Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, April Goode Turner and husband Travis and Alicia Simone Goode; a son, Joseph Alvin Goode Jr.; two grandchildren, Aniyah Turner and Trevor Turner; four sisters, Dora Barbee and husband Richard, Annie Anderson and husband Tommie, Lorraine Freeman and husband Bert and Marlene Freeman; five brothers, Levi Goode Jr. and wife Sandra, Benjamin Goode, Kerry Goode and wife Brenda, Alan Goode and wife Terry and John Goode and wife Yvonne; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, July 19 at noon at White Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Howerton Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be on Tuesday, July 18 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel in South Boston.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 10000 Melon Road, Sutherlin.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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