Troutman, Nena Avis

Nena Troutman Goodman and son Gilbert Brown Goodman, c. 1916.

Nena Troutman Goodmman, undated.

Nena Troutman Goodman, c. Dec. 1960.















Attended Mont Amonea (year unknown). Wife of Mont Amoena President, Ruben A. Goodman

Birth:  Oct. 15, 1884, North Carolina, USA
Death:  Dec. 9, 1974, Troutman, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA

Agustus Davidson Troutman (1845 – 1938)
Martha Jane Plyler Troutman (1850 – 1950)

Reuben Alonzo Goodman (1881 – 1969)

Gilbert Brown Goodman (1912 – 1977)
Jane Goodman White (1914 – 1979)
Mary Helen Goodman Cassell (1917- 2013)
Joseph Augustus Goodman (1919 – 1919)
William Bennet Goodman (1921 – 1944)

Minnie R. Troutman Brown (1869 – 1955)
Mary Adelphia Troutman Deaton (1872 – 1966)
Jettie Anabelle Troutman Brown (1876 – 1955)
Edna Troutman Culp (1881 – 1971)

Saint Michaels Cemetery
Troutman, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 43676855.


Undated newspaper clipping, c. Dec. 1960.

Golden Wedding Reception Honors Dr. And Mrs. Goodman

Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Goodman, who were married on December 28, 1910, cut their golden wedding cake Wednesday when they were honored by their children at an anniversary party in the Fellowship Hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman. Numerous friends and kinspeople called during the afternoon to extend felicitations.

Dr. Goodman, a Mooresville native, is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. B. Goodman. His father was The Landmark’s Mooresville correspondent for many years.

Dr. Goodman, who was graduated from Roanoke College in Roanoke, Va., and from the Southern Lutheran Seminary in Charleston, S. C., (now at Columbia) served pastorates at Spencer and Mt. Pleasant and was a member of the faculty of Mont Amoena Lutheran Seminary at Mt. Pleasant for many years, going from there to Newberry College in Newberry, S. C. to head the Bible department for 36 years. He retired in 1957 and he and Mrs. Goodman are now living at Troutman.

Mrs. Goodman, the former Nena Troutman, is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Troutman, and was born in Troutman. She graduated from Mitchell (then Statesville Female College), attended Mont Amoena Seminary and taught in the Iredell county schools prior to her marriage.

In the receiving line with Dr. and Mrs. Goodman were their three children: Rev. Gilbert B. Goodman of Spindale, Mrs. Albert S. White of Statesville and Mrs. Tom P. Cassell of Rural Retreat, Va., Mrs. Gilbert Goodman, and the sons-in-law, Mr. White and Mr. Cassell. There are seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Goodma wore a black crepe dress with a purple-throated yellow orchid corsage.

Also receiving were four who were present at the wedding in the A. D. Troutman home 50 years ago. Mrs. J. M. Deaton of Statesville and Mrs. R. M. Culp of Mooresville, sisters of Mrs. Goodman; Miss Vernie Goodman of Charlotte, Dr. Goodman’s sister, and Mrs. W. B. Goodman of Mooresville, a sister-in-law.

Rev. and Mrs. Olin D. Swicegood greeted guests and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brown introduced them to the receiving line.

The refreshment table, spread with an embroidered linen cutwork cloth, was centered by gold candles in five-branched brass candelabra, with epergnette bouquets of yellow snapdragon and chrysanthemums, flanked by double satin heart,s with gold ornaments and bells. Mrs. Gene Honeycutt and Mrs. Philip Brown alternated at the punch bowl. Assisting in serving were Miss Mary Goodman, Miss Lura Deaton, Misses Nancy and Linda Brown.

Others assisting were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Max Culp, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brown, Mrs. Kenneth Suther, E. O. Winecoff, Mrs. Robert Loftin, Misses Rose Ann Brown, Beverly Winecoff and little Miss White. Mrs. Laura Hamilton, Miss Mary Jane Cassell kept register and goodbyes were said to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Deaton.


Statesville Record and Landmark (Statesville, NC), 10 Dec 1974, p. 7.

Services Slated

Mrs. Nena Avis Troutman Goodman, 90, of West Ave., Troutman, died at 12:30 o’clock Monday afternoon at her home. Death was due to a heart attack.

Mrs. Goodman, a native of Troutman, was born Oct. 15, 1884, and was a daughter of the late Augustus Davidson and Martha Lucinda Jane Plyler Troutman.

She was a graduate of Troutman schools, Mitchell College (then Statesville Female College), and Mont Amoena Seminary at Mt. Pleasant, and taught school at Troutman in her former years.

She was married Dec. 28, 1910, at Troutman, to Dr. Reuben Alonzo Goodman. Dr. Goodman died Aug. 22, 1969.

She was a former member of the United Daughters of theConfederacy, was honored with a life membership in Lutheran Church Women, and was a member of the Troutman Garden Club. She was a Gold Star Mother, having lost a son, William Bennett Goodman, in World War II on April 23, 1944.

Mrs. Goodman was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman where funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning by her pastor, Rev. Harwood T. Smith, Jr. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Albert S. (Jane) White of Statesville and Mrs. Thomas P. (Mary Helen) Cassell, Sr., of Rural Retreat, Va.; one son, Rev. Gilbert Brown Goodman of Boone; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Thomas P. Cassell, Jr., Bennett G. Cassell, Gilbert B. Goodman, Jr., Clyde R. Goodman, H. Philip Brown, Eugene Honeycutt, E. O. Winecoff, Jr., and Edwin Rimmer.

The family will receive friends at Nicholson Funeral Home this evening between 7:30 and 9 o’clock, and will assemble at the residence on West Ave in Troutman. Memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman or charities of choice.