Thursday, July 08, 2010

Xenia Gazetter 5 December, 1954

AUGUSTUS H. GOINS; Augustus H. Goins 73, died Sunday at 8:15 a.m. at his home. He had been in failing health for three years. The eldest child of ROBERT H and MARY BALAR GOINS, he was born Mt. Vernon, O. , April 13, 1881 and was the first Negro graduate in 1900 in 26 years from Mt. Vernon High School. He had resided in Xenia for the last 35 years and until 1951 was employed in the maintenace department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. After leaving WPAFB he established a rug-weaving business at his home. Mr. Goins was a member of AME Church and was a trustee of that church. His is survived by his widow Mrs. Cudellis Harris Goins; a step-daughter, Mrs. Emily Pitts Wood of Detroit; a foster daughter, Mrs Goldie Small, Boston, Mass; a sister Adaline L. Terrell of Columbus and a number of nieces and nephews. Three sisters and brothers proceeded in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at First AME
Church, Market and Columbus Sts. Rev. C.T. Ayers will officiate and
interment will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery.

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