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 Author: bob James A. Goins Posted Date: September 28, 2012
(April 10, 1947 - September 26, 2012)

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Obituary Picture     James Avery Goins, 65, of Boone, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Born April 10, 1947 in Boone, he was a son of Avery Oliver and Lucille Grimes Goins. After graduation from Watauga High School, James joined the U.S. Marine Corp. He retired from the NC Department of Transportation with 31 years service. James was a member of the Mt. Nebo Unity Church in Jonesville where he especially enjoyed the church music and Monday night Bible study in Boone.
    Mr. Goins is survived by his wife of 39 years, Andrea Louise Hagler Goins; step-daughter, Monica Denise Williams and husband, Lt. Col. Maury Williams, of Kings Mountain; six sisters, Brenda Whittington of Boone, Cora Cox and husband, Harold of Galax, Va., Lisa and Shelia Goins, and Libby Maxwell and husband, Gene, all of Boone, and Priscilla Wade and husband, Russell of Wilkesboro; brother, Adrian Goins and wife, Belinda, of Boone; grandchildren, Sierra, Jessica & John Winkler, and great grandchildren, Briana Winkler, Maury Allen, Briana Williams and McKenzie Currence. And host of nieces and nephews also survive.
    James had many friends at the NC Department of Transportation and the Boone area. He will be greatly missed.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Roger Winkler and one sister, Pat White.
    Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 3 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Bishop R. C. Bryant, Rev. Chris Eidse, Rev. Joe Gray and Rev. Wally Harriston.
    The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 until 3 PM, one hour prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial, with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 130 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow at Clarissa Hill Cemetery.
    Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be sent to Louise Goins, 150 Church Street, Boone.
    Online condolences may be expressed to the family at the website
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Goins family.

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