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Eva Joanna Goings

July 1, 1936 October 21, 2018
Eva Joanna Goings
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Mrs. Eva Joanna Goings of Hot Springs Village departed this life on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born at Williford on July 1, 1936, the fourth of seven children born to William and Mazine Yates Hughes. Jo was a 1954 graduate of Williford High School.

It was there at Williford High, that she first met the love of her life, Cecil Goings. They married on April 15, 1956 after Cecil returned from the Korean War. They made their first home in Jonesboro, then moved to Hardy and Bentonville for a few years, and in 1970 they made their home at Hot Springs Village where they raised their family, were active and beloved members of their church and community.

While living in Jonesboro, Jo worked for St. Bernard’s Hospital. After moving to Hardy, the Goings’ started their family with the birth of their first daughter, Cindy. Jo became a full-time mother and homemaker. The family grew by three more children and she stayed home with her family until they were all grown. When her house became empty, she began working at Village Construction Materials in the Accounts Receivable Department.

Jo began following the Jessieville Lions when her children were in school and never stopped. She and Cecil rarely missed a game and she continued following the Lions until her last days. She was an avid and competitive pickleball player. She competed in the Midwest Regional Senior Olympics the past two years and came away with Gold and Silver medals in her age division.

Jo, above all, loved the Lord, which was evidenced by her kindness and unconditional love of family and friends. She was a devoted and faithful member of the Village Church of Christ. Though she had trials and life was sometimes difficult, her deep faith carried her through. Jo firmly believed in the teachings of Jesus, that everyone deserves to be loved, forgiveness is a must, and by all means, hold no grudges. She always saw the good in people and never looked for the bad. Jo never gave up on anyone. She was a wonderful example of a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Jo cared deeply for her church family. She loved the ladies’ retreats and packing snack packs for the students at Jessieville and especially enjoyed attending game days and playing pickleball with them.

Jo’s greatest Earthly love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved being able to see their pictures and keep up with their activities through Facebook. The last couple of months, her first request each morning, was to ask someone to show her Facebook and all the new pictures of her grand and great-grandchildren. They all adored the beautiful lady they called Nana, and they knew they were adored by her.

Jo will forever be remembered for her kind Christian spirit, her beautiful smile and twinkle in her eyes, her ability to keep everyone laughing, and her great love of family and friends.

Her daughter, Tammy Goings Paxton, her parent’s, two sisters, Evelyn Morris and Louise Moore, and two brothers, J.W. Hughes and Gordon Hughes, preceded her in death.

Jo is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Cecil Goings, of Hot Springs Village; three children, Cindy Goings Evins and husband, Shawn, of Bentonville, Kelli Goings and husband, Henry Maddox, of Conway, and Shane Goings and wife, Cheyenne, of Hot Springs Village; fourteen grandchildren, Allison and J.D. Adams, Zach and Sarah Evins, Derek and Megan Blocker, Kristen and David Sprandlin, Drew and Kendall Blocker, Kierstyn and Payton Harris, Garrison Goings, Aiden Goings, Blake Goings, Moriah Sanders, Brandon Fields, Aaron Fryar, Austin Fryar, and Gage Paxton; twelve great-grandchildren; Tate Adams, Hollis Blocker, Hudson Blocker, Holland Blocker, Tucker Henry, Sawyer Spradlin, Landon Spradlin, Gracen Blocker, Paisely Harris, Ryler Harris, Presley Goings, and Penelope Freeman. Also surviving are two brothers, Bill Hughes and wife, Mary Jo, and Jack Hughes both of Florida and a host of family and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Caruth Village Funeral Home. A celebration of the life of Jo Goings will be held, 11:00 a.m. Friday, at the Village Church of Christ, with Mr. David Tappe officiating.

Her grandsons are honored to serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Sozo Recovery Center for Men, Village Church of Christ, 210 Balboa Road, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909.

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5:00 PM 10/25/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/25/2018 7:00:00 PM
Caruth Village Funeral Home

4623 North Highway 7
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Caruth Village Funeral Home
4623 North Highway 7 Hot Springs Village 71909 AR
United States

Celebration Service




11:00 AM 10/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Village Church of Christ

210 Balboa Road
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

Village Church of Christ
210 Balboa Road Hot Springs Village 71909 AR
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sozo Recovery Center for Men-Village Church of Christ

210 Balboa Road
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

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