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James Adams Goforth

James Adams Goforth, age 72, of North Pole, Alaska, passed away at his home on January 16, 2015, after a lengthy battle with MS, diabetes and dementia. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley; son SSGT James A. Goforth, Jr. (Ret) with granddaughter Rachel; daughter Stacy G. McKinney with granddaughter Caitlyn and grandson Dustin; brother John Goforth; sister Betty Horton; and several nieces and nephews. James is preceded in death by his parents, James and Charline Goforth.

A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family of James Adams Goforth will be begin at 5:00 PM and continue until 7:00 PM on Friday, February 20, 2015 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. A graveside committal service will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish to attend will meet at Evergreen by 9:50 AM on Saturday.

Condolences cards may be mailed to Shirley Goforth, P.O. Box 55981, North Pole, AK 99705.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of James Adams Goforth through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.