Virginia Ruth (Jenny) Russ Goad, 77, of Helenwood, passed away September 2, 2013, at her home.

Born in Virginia, July 30, 1936, she was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ida Tickle Russ; brothers: Dan, Frank, Bill, and Andrew Russ; sister, Katie Davidson; and sister-in-law, Helen Russ.

She was a member of White Rock Baptist Church since 1994; and retired from First National Bank after 43 years of service.

She is survived by her husband, Keifer Goad of Helenwood; children: Pam Lawson and husband, Danny, and Vance Goad and wife, Melanie, all of Helenwood;  grandchildren: Miranda Harris of Kingsport, Matt Ellis, Dina Lawson, and Joshua Goad, all of Helenwood, Merina Ellis of Johnson City, and Eric Lawson of Robbins; great-grandchildren: Mykah, Max, Mya, Keyawna, Makenna, and Saylor; sister, Susie Thomas and husband, Bobby, of Hartsford, Ind.; brother, Charles Russ and wife, Marie, of Sanford, Fla.; special niece, Susan Lowe of Helenwood; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted September 5, at White Rock Baptist Church with Bro. Jim West and Bro. Ashley Ellis officiating. Music was provided by Nancy Murley, and White Rock Baptist Church Choir. Graveside service was conducted September 6, at Daniel Memorial Cemetery.

Jones & Son Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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