Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Alice Irene Goodson

March 31, 1934November 27, 2019

Waynesville-Alice Irene Goodson, 85 passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Irene was born in Haywood County on March 31, 1934, to the late George and Merle McElroy Shuler. She was a great cook who loved working in the yard and in her garden. Most of all, Irene will be remembered for the love she had for her dear family.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by, her son, Ricky Dean Goodson; and a sister, Marietta Shuler Clinton.

Irene is survived by her husband of 67 wonderful years, Charles Goodson; daughters, Barbara Stiles (Doug), Patricia Ensley, and Cynthia G. Ramsey (Gary); sister, Shirley Shuler Gates; 13 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren; and her two special dogs, Bity and Bo whom she pampered greatly.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 4, at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45-1:45 pm prior to the service at Garrett Funerals and Cremations.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Alice Irene Goodson

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Clursa Messer

December 3, 2019

Dear Family,
I’m so sad to hear about Irene’s passing. I’m not able to get out much anymore but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Ernest and I loved Irene, I’m sure you’ll miss her a lot but there’s going to be a happy reunion with her one day.
With love and prayers
Clursa Moody Messer