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Raleigh Godfrey

February 2, 1937 — March 30, 2023

Forest City, NC


Raleigh Godfrey, age 86, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

Raleigh was born Tuesday, February 2, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Jack Godfrey and Bertha Adair Godfrey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Raleigh worked at Cone Mills for many years and enjoyed fishing, hunting and yardwork.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over sixty years, Betty Godfrey.

Survivors include his daughters, Wanda Sharp of Forest City and Teresa Pruitt (Cleve) of Ellenboro; brothers, Roy Lee Godfrey (Joyce) of Chesnee and Bobby Godfrey (Florence) of Hickory. He is also survived by four grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

In honor of Raleigh’s wishes, no formal services will be conducted. Interment will take place at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.

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