In Memoriam

Gayla Raine Harris-Goodwin
Gayla Raine Harris-Goodwin
Class of 1973

The Virginian-Pilot,  Sunday, Sep. 23, 2007

Gayla Raine Harris Goodwin, 53, of the 5300 block of Vick St., passed away Sept. 21, 2007, in a local hospital. She was a native of Portsmouth, the daughter of the late Dallas R. Harris and was a secretary for Tharrington and Hoggue Sheet Metal.

She is survived by two sons, Jason D. Goodwin and Dustin R. Goodwin of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Dawn A. King of Houston, Texas and Piper D. Tolson of Portsmouth; a brother, Michael W. Everly of Portsmouth; five grandchildren; a niece and several nephews and great-nephews. She was also predeceased by a companion, Shelton Whitley.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery, Corapeake, N.C., by Keith Lewis. The family will receive friends in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.