Doris W. Goodwin: Aug. 24, 2015

Published 5:30 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AMERICUS — Mrs. Doris Wells Goodwin, affectionately known as “Miss Doris,” passed away at the age of 90 on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the rostrum at Andersonville National Cemetery. Dr. Bryan Myers will officiate. Interment will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7,-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in the chapel at Aldridge Funeral Services.
Miss Doris was born on Nov. 22, 1924, in Tifton, Ga., in Tift County, the daughter of the late Elmer Wells and the late Leah Edith Richards Wells. She graduated from Tift County High School and attended business school in Macon, Ga,m after serving in the female-only U.S. Naval Reserves “WAVES” during World War II from 1944-1945. Miss Doris worked at Coastal Plains Experiment Station and Georgia Forestry Commission. She married Hinton Goodwin in 1950. Miss Doris and her family were active in Zion Hope Baptist Church in Tift County for more than 30 years before moving to Americus, Ga. In Americus, she worked for Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in activities and also the American Red Cross. The family attended Cheek Memorial Baptist Church where Miss Doris taught Sunday school, was active in the WMU and was the senior adult coordinator. Miss Doris loved her church family and having her family and friends around her.
Miss Doris is survived by her family, a daughter Jan Goodwin Oxford and her husband Ken of Americus, Ga.; a sister Mary Wells Prine and her husband Gordon of Gainesville, Fla.; two sisters-in-law  Eloise Wells of Greenville, N.C., and Micky Goodwin of Tifton, Ga.; two grandsons, Riley Israel and his wife Susanne of Plano, Texas, and Josh Israel and his wife Staci of Rincon, Ga.; three great-grandchildren Josie Israel, Maddie Israel and Chandler Israel.
She was predeceased by her husband James Hinton Goodwin; her parents Elmer Wells and Leah Edith Richards Wells; a sister Bettye Miller; and two brothers, J.C. Wells and Rulaford Wells.
Memorial contributions may be made to League of the Good Samaritan, c/o Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus GA 31709 and also to Phoebe Sumter Hospice, P.O. Box 1434, Americus GA 31709. Aldridge Funeral Services of 612 Rees Park, Americus, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book and express your condolences to the family