Frances Ruby "Goins" McWhirter

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Frances Ruby "Goins" McWhirter, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born May 5, 1923 in Belfield, N.D., a daughter of Frank R. and Elsie A. (Thomas) Goins. She died on March 19, 2010 in Berryville, at the age of 86.

Ms. McWhirter was a member of the Moore Freewill Baptist Church. She worked as a purchasing agent for the auto industry.

Ruby is survived by two brothers, Rolland R. Goins and wife Ruth of Berryville and Jim Goins and wife Ruth A. of Oak Grove; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Joyce E. Boatright and Bonnie C. Archer.

Funeral Services were held on March 23 at the Moore Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Jim Goins, Brother David Watson and Dr. Doug Harris officiating. Interment followed in the Moore Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Moore Cemetery, c/o Jeff McKinney, 6240 Hwy. 21S, Berryville, AR 72616 or to the Gideon's, P.O. Box 362, Berryville, AR 72616-0362. Online condolences may be sent to the family at