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Bethel Oliver Goude, 96, beloved husband of Miriam Joye Goude, took his final vacation to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at his residence. 
“Mr. Bethel” as he was affectionately known, was born the son of Daniel Derrick Goude and Mary Lessie Sanders Goude on December 16, 1921 in Georgetown County.   He was a United States Navy Veteran.  He proudly served his country in World War II;  convoy duty in North Africa; the invasion of North Africa and Sicily; and the landing of Iwo Jima where he proudly watched the raising of the United States Flag.   He enjoyed farming, fishing, gardening, and especially loved being on his Farmall tractor.  He was a member of the Mr. Zion Baptist Church were he was active in the Adult Sunday School Class.   Mr. Bethel and Mrs. Miriam were married on February 7, 1949 and celebrated 69 years together. He was a devoted husband, loving father, cherished grandfather, caring brother and a loyal friend.   Above all, he loved God, his country, and his family.
        He leaves behind:  his loving “Sweetie” Miriam; his children, Reuben Goude (Wanda); Gwen Goude Hartgrove (Duane); and Brenda Goude Rich; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Hayward), Taylor, Cassidy, and Courtney; and four great-grandchildren, Alexis (Zach), Binkie, Anna, and Bentley.  He also leaves behind:  four sisters, Annie Cameron, Lois (Hassie) Thompkins, Esther Ballard, and Ruth Long; and a number of nieces and nephews.
 He was predeceased by:  his parents; a son, Raymond Luther “Luke” Goude; a brother, C.G. Goude; and three sisters, Thelma G. Cribb, Lila G. Thompkins West, and Eadimae Cameron.
Funeral Services with Military Honors will be 3PM, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 5542 Carvers Bay Road, Hemingway, SC 29554.  Interment directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home will follow in the church cemetery.
The Goude family will receive family and friends, 6-8PM, Monday evening, May 14, 2018 Mt. Zion Baptist Church sanctuary.
The Goude family wishes to send a special “Thank You” to a devoted friend, Patsy Lewis for her love and support during this journey.
McKenzie Funeral Home of Hemingway, (843) 558-1791, is honored to serve the Goude family. 

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