The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

January 18, 2014

Norban Gene Godwin

Palestine Herald-Press

Services for Norban Gene Godwin, 78, of Palestine, Texas, will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Gary Bowman and Tom Atwell officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens, Texas.

He passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Palestine.

Mr. Godwin was born July 6, 1935 in Athens to A. C. and Lilian Godwin.

Norban was a Christian by faith. He was married 30 years to his precious wife, Nelda, before her death in 2006. He was a marksman and enjoyed the outdoors, he was an accomplished welder and he loved his farm.

He is survived by stepson, Johnny and Sandra Weaver of Palestine; stepdaughter, Desiree Shaw of Palestine; brother, Delmar Ray Godwin of Palestine; nephew, Randall Keith Godwin of Palestine; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Norban was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nelda Joyce Godwin; and brother, Jerry Godwin.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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