Obituary – Clara Bishop Goolsby

Published 12:12 pm Thursday, May 30, 2019

Clara Bishop Goolsby, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 31, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Eastover Cemetery (County Road 231, Oxford, MS 38655). Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Goolsby was born in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. During high school she enjoyed athletics and was named All-State in Basketball in 1950. Mrs. Goolsby worked for most of her life in a factory and numerous years as a plant manager at H&H Cutler until retirement..

Mrs. Goolsby is survived by one daughter, Lou Ann (Ed) Hood of Oxford; one son, Paul D. (Shelia) Goolsby of Oxford; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Goolsby of Oxford; one granddaughter, Kristie Goolsby (Andy) Jenkins of Oxford; six grandsons, Mike (Deane) Hood of Brandon, Mississippi, Franklin Bailey (Britney) Hood of Tupelo, Mississippi, and Shawn D. Hood, Chase (Audra) Goolsby, Tyler (Brittney) Goolsby, and Pleas Victor Goolsby, Jr., all of Oxford; two sisters, Kathleen Grose of New Albany, Mississippi, and Frances Cook of Oxford; two brothers, David (Diane) Bishop and George (Elaine) Bishop, both of Oxford; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Donations and memorials in honor of Mrs. Clara Bishop Goolsby may be made to the donor’s choice or St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church (St. Andrew’s UMC, P.O. Box 6 Oxford, MS 38655) or to Le Bonheur Children’s Research Hospital (

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