Bess Goodlette, 79, died Saturday Aug 2nd at Hazard ARH. She was a member of the Hazard Christian Church where she played piano. She was the daughter of Roy Goldsmith, who owned and operated the Hazard Cleaning and Laundry on East Main Street for many years. Besides her father, she is preceded in death by her mom - Pauline Begley Goldsmith, and her grandson, Joseph Taylor Fannin. She is survived by her husband, Joe Goodlette; two daughters, Margaret (Hugh Hodge) Goodlette and Paula Goodlette; one sister, Virginia Davis; one grandchild, Amy Fannin; and special friend, Dottie Caldwell. Bess's husband Joe Goodlette was a brother to Dick Goodlette, one of the three original owners of WSGS & WKIC.
Margaret & Hugh, Hunter & I were so saddened to hear that your mother has passed away. We understand how difficult this time is for all your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sally & Hunter Moore, Chandler, AZ
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived. Darlene Davis Watts, Richmond, KY
I'm the daughter of Bess and Joe Goodlette. My grandmother, Pauline Goldsmith died in 1999 at the age of 96. She was a great source of information about Hazard and Perry County and could tell stories up until her death. Paula Goodlette Fannin, Crag Orchard, KY
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