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Thomas Funeral Home
Wednesday April 18th, 2018

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Thomas Funeral Home
Wednesday April 18th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Hoyt Godfrey

Hoyt Godfrey, age 89 of Calhoun, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Redmond Regional Medical Center. Hoyt was born on November 28, 1928 in Pickens County to the late Lester Godfrey and Honor Captoria Ponders. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Willie Lee Nichelson Godfrey; son-in-law, J.R. Romine; and one great-grandson, Lane Davis; five brothers; and one sister. Hoyt was a member of Black Knob Baptist Church, and was an ordained Baptist minister. He was also a member of the Morningstar Masonic Lodge #349 F and AM. Hoyt is survived by his son, Sammy Godfrey and his wife Gail; four daughters, Diana Romine, Judy Mauldin and her husband Ronnie, Tammie Pankey and her husband Mark, Tracy Wilson and her husband Jason; thirteen grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Randall Chastain and Reverend Bobby Timms officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Cemetery of Fairmount with Masonic rites. Grandsons and Great-Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 PM until 8 PM at Thomas Funeral Home. You may leave the family online condolences at Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Hoyt Godfrey, age 89 of Calhoun.


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We just learned of Mr. Godfrey's passing. He was a wonderful and kind person whom shared blessing with us. We feel honored to have known him and will miss seeing him around. We are so sorry for your loss. Girls of Appalachian Medical Services

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Judy (Mulkey) Nichols Apr 18 2018 10:06 PM

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Ethel Long Apr 18 2018 6:47 PM

Hoyt was a good man .

Ethel Long Apr 18 2018 5:51 PM

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Wanda Davis Apr 18 2018 11:22 AM

Brother Hoyt was a wonderful man!! We will miss him dearly. He was always there for anyone who needed him. Wonderful man and wonderful Preacher!!

Inez Parker Apr 18 2018 11:21 AM

Inez Parker lit a candle for Hoyt Godfrey

Inez Parker Apr 18 2018 11:19 AM

So sorry for the loss of your Daddy Sammy.God Bless you and your family.

Donna Parker Apr 17 2018 9:53 PM

Back in 1990 a young preacher was taken by the hand and guided him in his early years. I will never forget what Hoyt did me. I loved this man with all my heart and will be eternally greatful for his love and wisdom. Thank you so much my brother. Rest in peace.

Ralph Harper Apr 17 2018 6:41 PM

Hoyt was a wonderful man. It was a real pleasure to get to know him. He will be greatly missed by many at the Senior Center. Our thought and prayers go out to his family. Ann Bradford

Ann Bradford Apr 17 2018 7:54 AM