Virginia Goodman


ROSSVILLE Virginia Ard Cooper Goodman, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013.She had been a bookkeeper for South Carolina State Rep. Abney Smith in Charleston, S.C., Alvin Mashburn Heavy Equipment Co. in Ringgold, Ga. and Alabama Furniture Co. in Chattanooga.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph O. Cooper Sr.; second husband, Robert L. "Bob" Goodman; son, Jerry Cooper; sister, Lureane Douglas; four brothers, Emmett Ard, Richard Ard, Clyde W. Ard and Leonard Ard.Survivors include her children, Peggy (Bill) Armour, Joseph (Janet) Cooper and Dot (Dearl) Lawton; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Jo Ann King; one brother, John H. Ard; many nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. J. Dwight Wilson officiating.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, and from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.Memorial contributions may be made to Amedysis Hospice 1510 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton, GA 30720.Please share your thoughts and memories at

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