Bertha Elizabeth Goforth 101 of Brookeland, TX passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin, TX. Private services where held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Brookeland, TX. A native of Gabes Branch, KY, she retired from teaching in Lexington, KY and moved to Sam Rayburn, TX in 1977. She was preceded in death by her husband Coy A. Goforth and her grandson Richard M. Ball. She is survived by her daughter Rosemary and husband William R. Ball of Smyrna, GA as well as two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.