Joe Terrell Gooch, 70 of Jonesboro, Ga. passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2007.

Mr. Gooch is survived by: his loving wife, Mrs. Anne Gooch of Jonesboro, Ga.; 3 Daughters: Penny Lunsford and Husband Jerry of Lumpkin County, Ga., Vicki Atkinson of Clayton County, Ga. and Rhonda Yates of Henry County, Ga.; Grandchildren: Lyndsey and Laura Lunsford of Lumpkin County, Ga., Wendy Fordham of Fla., Carissa Hall of Henry County, Ga., Clay and Sara Schrimsher of Henry County, Ga., Lenard Simmons of Maine, Brandy Swan of Polk County, Ga., John T. and Jeffery Stevens of Maine; 9 Great Grandchildren; Sisters and Brother's-in-Law: Alma Edwards, Sue and Ronald Ridley, Doris and Donald Flanagan and Linda and Wyman Walden; Brother, Arnold Gooch; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Mr. Gooch was preceded in death by: his Parents, Dock and Faye Gooch; his Grandchild Albert Atkinson and his Sons, Allen Walker and John Stevens.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 1, 2007, 2p.m. at Yahoola Baptist Church in Dahlonega, Ga., with Pastors Dean Bryant and Lyman Caldwell officiating. Mr. Gooch will lie in state at the church, from 12 until 2 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Horis A. Ward's Tara Chapel on Sunday, September 30 from 2 until 7 p.m.

Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes, Tara Chapel, 681 North Ave. Jonesboro, GA 30236 (770) 471-7171 is in charge of arrangements.