KINGSPORT — Etta Mae Goar, age 81, of Kingsport, passed away at NHC Nursing Home.
Etta Mae was born March 2, 1930, in St. Louis, Oklahoma, the youngest of three daughters born to the late William Nelson Spencer and Lessie Arena McCarey. She was a proud member of the Choctaw Nation Oklahoma and of the Jewish faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Rodney Grady Goar; a son, Edward Gene Goar; and sister, Oneita Elizabeth Edwards.
Surviving are her daughters, Lydia Risney and husband, James, of Kingsport, Deborah Hansen and husband, Frank, of La Habra, Ca.; son Robert Goar and wife, Mary Frances, of Whittier, Ca.; ten grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Mary Lou Main, of Locust Grove, Va.
Graveside services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday at East Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Indian Children at Jones Academy, attention: Joy Culbreath, Ex. Director of Education, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, P.O. Drawer 1210, Durant, Ok. 74702; or Adat Achim Synagogue, 16850-112 Collins Avenue, #255, Sunny Isles Beach, Fl. 33160.
Please visit our website at www.eastlawnkingsport.com to leave a condolence to the Goar family.