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Cross Memorial Baptist Church
Wednesday October 13th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Memorial Service

Cross Memorial Baptist Church
Wednesday October 13th, 2021

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Julia Lynn McKinney Gouge

Julia Lynn McKinney Gouge, 75, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at her residence.

She was born in McDowell County on August 18, 1946 to the late Jack “Jay” Howard McKinney and Mildred Rae Johnston McKinney.

She had a deep love for flowers, birds, her husband and her family, even those that weren’t blood. She was an accomplished seamstress and crocheter. She loved movies and music and she loved to dance. She took great pride in her home. She was a wonderful cook and anyone who tasted her food will attest to how skilled she was in the kitchen. Julia was a wonderful wife, mother, Nana, and friend. She loved greatly and she was greatly loved by many. She will be dearly missed, but we are at peace knowing that she is now dancing in Heaven!

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Neddie “Ned” J. Gouge; five children, Kim Cauthen (Eric), Nedra Byrd (David), Jay Lee (Amy), Scott Gouge (Chasity), Jeremy Gouge (Jessica); eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a special lady who she thought of as a sister, Mary Lynn Young.

A memorial service will be held at Cross Memorial Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m.

The family requests that all attendees adhere to COVID protocols.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Blue Ridge or the Baptist Children’s Home in care of Cross Memorial Baptist Church.

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Was so sorry to hear of Julia's homegoing...  heartfelt sympathy for Ned and all her family who will miss her terribly, but oh so, so happy for sweet Julia to be with our Lord!!!  Julia was such a loving, caring, giving, and thoughtful soul and will be greatly missed!  Prayers for all of you in the days ahead.

Carol Dymond Oct 23 2021 9:34 AM

A well-remembered childhood friend and neighbor from long, long ago. Even then she was a remarkably kind and caring person.

Robert Middleton Oct 16 2021 8:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Gouge

Larry and Mary Jo Gouge Oct 15 2021 1:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Gouge

Luray Sartain Oct 14 2021 3:34 PM

My sympathy to Ned and the Gouge family for the passing of Julia. May God bless and stay close to you during this time of grief.

Sue Biddix Brown Oct 14 2021 12:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Gouge

Jimmy Bradley Oct 14 2021 12:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Gouge

Julia Beck Johnson Oct 13 2021 11:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Gouge

Susie Greene Little Oct 13 2021 11:21 PM

Dearest Ned, Nedra, and family...Julia was so special! I have such happy memories of her. Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God. Matt. 5:8.

Pat Harris Oct 13 2021 9:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Gouge

Tim and Martha Gouge Oct 13 2021 4:51 PM

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