Doris Goss

Doris E. Goss

December 14, 1927 - November 26, 2019
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Doris Goss, age 91, of Pine Bluff, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Born December 14, 1927 in Los Angeles, CA, she was the daughter of the late Martin Setran and Selma Rollfsted Setran. She attended John C. Fremont Adult High School.

A resident of Pine Bluff for over 60 years, she was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where she served as a third- and fourth-grade Sunday school teacher. She and her husband Elgie were avid square dancers and made countless friends and touched many lives throughout their many years of dancing.

For 22 years, Mrs. Goss was a secretary in the Pine Bluff School District, and she and her husband retired in 1993.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Judy Lynn Goss; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Goss; a brother, Joe Setran; and a half-sister, Helen Watson.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Elgie Goss; two sons, Stephen Goss, MD and wife, Susan of Bentonville and Joe Goss and wife, Rhonda of Pine Bluff; a step-sister, Jimmie Lou Aquino; four grandsons, Chad Goss and wife, Ashley of Bentonville, Jake Goss and wife, Mariah of Los Angeles, Bo Goss and wife Hannah, of Fayetteville, and Caleb Goss and wife, Katie of Bryant; and three great-grandchildren, Adeline Goss, Whit Goss, and Anna Grace Goss.

Visitation will begin Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ken Thornton officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Pine Bluff by Ralph Robinson & Son.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff
    6501 S. Hazel Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:00am
    First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff
    6501 S. Hazel Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Union Cemetery - Pine Bluff
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 04:15pm
Mr. and Mrs. Goss were a big part of my and so many other kids' lives who grew up in Pine Bluff, and especially for those of us who attended Dial Junior High and Pine Bluff High School (PBHS). They were always together - whether it was working together at school, square dancing and leading the "Zebra Prancers," (of which I was blessed to be a member), or attending football, basketball, and other Zebra sporting events. Both Mr. and Mrs. Goss were kind, constant, loving second parents to all of us who attended PBHS. It was apparent their love for one another was real, and deep, and true. I last saw Mrs. Goss a couple of years ago Mr. Goss's 90th birthday party/reception at First Baptist Church on South Hazel Street in Pine Bluff. Mr. Goss recited a poem he had written for Mrs. Goss to my fiance'e and me. It was beautiful, heartfelt, from the soul. It brought tears to both our eyes. Mr. and Mrs. Goss's relationship was a model for others, an example of a Christian marriage that truly was blessed by God. I am sorry I was unable to attend the funeral, but I did not find out about Mrs. Goss's passing until after the Thanksgiving holiday. Otherwise, I definitely would've been there. My heart goes out to Mr. Goss, Joe (one of my very best friends in PB, and someone I still think of often), Steve, and all the family. May God bless and comfort you all. I am comforted to know that you all know that you, and all of us, will see Mrs. Goss again some day. She was a true lady if ever there was one. And she lived a life of love and service to others - a life very well lived. All my love, and God bless, Mike Pickens

Dale Kennedy

Posted at 07:25pm
Mrs. Goss was always a caring, supportive inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Goss and her family. Thank you for sharing her with all of the students whose lives she touched!

DeAnne Boas Murphy

Posted at 04:37pm
My deepest sympathy to Mr. Goss and family. Mrs. Goss was a lovely lady and a dear friend of my family. I remember her always smiling and as my sister reminded me— we always thought she looked exactly like Doris Day!

Cynda Elkins Bellamy

Posted at 03:55pm
Ms. Goss was always a ray of sunshine at PBHS. My sincere condolences to Mr. Goss and the family. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Wendy Fontenot

Posted at 10:29am
I’ve known the Gosses nearly my entire life. Mrs. Goss was one of my favorite Sunday School teachers growing up in First Baptist Church. I remember going to their house with the rest of the Sunday School class. We’d ride their horses and have a wiener roast. They hosted us on several occasions. It was always a good time. But, that was just who they were. They loved to entertain. Mrs. Goss was a sweet, precious lady. She always had a hug and a smile for you. I can remember she and Mr. Goss square dancing, involved with (and pretty much running) the Fair/Rodeo. She and Mr. Goss also lived just up the road from me growing up. My parents best friends are their neighbors. We’d always go to the French of their pasture and pet their horses when I visited those friends. Nine times out of ten, one of them would always come out to talk to us. She leaves an amazing legacy behind. One that her husband and children must definitely be proud of. They don’t make them like her any more. She was truly an Angel.

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