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Allen ‘Al’ James Goodine

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Funeral services for Mr. Allen “Al” James Goodine, 86, of Simsboro, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021, at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston.

Al was born in Mayfield St. Stephens, New Brunswick, Canada, on November 13,1934, and passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Simsboro.

He was the widower of beloved Annie Marie Goodine and joined in marriage, they had a total of eight children. Al is preceded in death by parents, Dual and Elizabeth Goodine; siblings, Gertrude Omar, Vivian Cunningham, Sylvia Madsen, Roberta Bendonis, Jean Palmer, Pauline Pearce and Paul Goodine and granddaughter, Rachael Dumas.

Al is survived by sons, Peter Goodine and Alan, Ricky Joe, and Pete Thornhill; daughters, Debbie Yarbrough, Kathy Pace, Sondra Marshall and Connie Reid; grandchildren, Kimberly and Franky Smith, Ashlee and Jared Lay, Ricky and Amber Reid, Ashlee Fritz, Aaron Fritz, Alexis Yarbrough, Anubhava Goodine, Dhira-Lalita Goodine, Nakula Goodine, Robert and Heather Ellis, David and Tiffany Ellis, Mickey Ellis, Sabrina Callender and Melissa Smith; greatgrandchildren, Chelsey and Jacob Cole, Caleb and Brittany Smith, Courtney Smith, Landen Smith, Riley Abraham, Breanna Lay, Wyatt Lay, Aleizia Dumas, Christian Dumas, Bentlee Reid, Brantley Reid, Lucky Ornelas, Cash Ornelas , Bentley Paiz, and Ivan Rodriguez; and sister, Margaret Cataldo.

Allen was the very definition of a hardworking man. Passion shined through with everything he loved to do. Even at the end, his mind stayed passionate about what and who he loved. Memories of before most of us were born would come back to his mind, and again it was like they were present day to him.

Memories that we have to believe were necessary closure for his life. Who wouldn’t want to remember good times with ones you once loved and knew, all the while being surrounded by people who love you now. Al was a talented, good hearted man. We will remember that man. The one who was always willing to help in any way he could.

The one who never asked for anything in return. The one who was Mr. Fixit. The golf watching, country music loving man. We will remember all his selfless acts. All the times we laughed, talked, or worked together. We will hang on to the many conversations as we remember the best of Allen Goodine.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time Friday, at Owens Memorial Chapel. To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit