Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 8, 2011 12:04 pm EST


HOWARD — Goldie C. Elswick, 84, of Howard, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at her residence following an extended illness.

Goldie was born May 22, 1927, in Grundy, Va., to William and Eva (Davis) Van Dyke. Goldie was a member of the Covenant Christian Church of God in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are her daughters, Shirley Moody of Howard and Barbara “Bobbie” Elswick of Davenport, Fla.; grandchildren, Roger Moody Jr., Travis Moody, Arlesa Harriman and Nathaniel Elswick; 11 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Gertrude (Andrew) Deskins of Caledonia and Nell Slone of Statesville, N.C.

Friends may call Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

To leave a private online condolence to the family, visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Goldie C. Elswick.

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