April 3, 2014
Vesta E. Goodwin, age 92, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Chautauqua County Home. Residence was formerly Harborcreek Township. She was born in Alexander County, N.C., a daughter of the late Curvie P. and Carrie L. Flowers Lail.
Mrs. Goodwin lived in the Erie area since 1946. She had served in the Women's Army Corps during WWII. She was employed by the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, as the food service supervisor for 17 years, until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the Welseyville Baptist Church, where she was very active with the American Baptist Women's Ministries. She was a member of the Gospel Hill Garden Club, the Wesleyville Keenagers, and the Harborcreek Merry Mixers. Her hobbies included: gardening, sewing and crafting.
Widow of Edward L. Goodwin, to whom she was married 41 years. She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Ethlyn Bass, Christine Lail, and Jeanette Gilbert, and four brothers: Clarence, Frank, Royd, and James Lail.
Survivors include one daughter: Linda Orr (Willis) of Mayville, N.Y., two sons: Kenneth Goodwin (Jackie) of Mena, Arkansas, and James Goodwin (Karen) of Allegheny, N.Y., one sister: Hazel Hubbard of Taylorville, N.C., two brothers, Clyde Lail (Wilma) of Hickory, N.C., and Jack Lail (Betty) of New London, N.C., 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home East, 2607 Buffalo Road, on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Further visitation will take place at the Wesleyville Baptist Church on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of the Funeral Service there at 1 p.m., with Rev. Mark McCallion, officiating. Interment will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Wesleyville Baptist Church, 3509 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA 16510.
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September 23, 2012
Jack C. Lail was honored Thursday with a Distinguished Service Award from Randolph Community College for over 30 years of service to its boards. He began his involvement with the college in Asheboro, N.C. in the 1960s as a part-time electronics instructor.
"He was and continues to be an avid supporter of the college and the college foundation and he and his wife, Betty, who is a graduate of RCC's Interior Design Program, are members of the foundation's prestigious Platinum Giving Club for which we are very appreciative," Mac Sherrill, chair of the RCC Board of Trustees, said in an article in The (Asheboro) Courier-Tribune.
(Photo by Megan Lail)
September 5, 2012
September 3, 2012
Dr. Sylvia Little-Sweat and Dr. Jerry E. McGee at Convocation
Contact: Kim Williams
Wingate, N.C. - Wingate University marked its 117th Convocation ceremony with several milestones. Dr. Sylvia Little-Sweat, professor of English, became the first female professor to carry the mace at the Aug. 27 ceremony held in Austin Auditorium on campus.
Additionally, three Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees were awarded to community leaders Ed Davis, Jack Lail and Don Taft. "On rare occasions the University Board of Trustees chooses to express its deep appreciation to people who have served Wingate University with distinction by presenting them with honorary degrees," said Wingate University President Dr. Jerry E. McGee. "Today we honor three such friends."
Davis, accomplished educator and community leader, recently retired from the Union County Public Schools as superintendent. He has served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Education program at the University's Matthews Campus. Lail, founder of Mid-State Plastics, has served Wingate University for more than 30 years as a Board of Trustee member, chair of various committees and a generous supporter of the restoration of Dry Chapel in Austin Auditorium's foyer on campus. Taft, former Hoechst Celanese executive who also formed a consulting firm in his retirement, is a lifetime honorary trustee at the University and has chaired numerous committees. He was involved in overseeing the founding of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy.
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.
In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 20 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to www.wingate.edu..
August 19, 2012
July 14, 2012
The Omi International Arts Center Ghent, N.Y., is doing an exhibit of Thomas Lail's work: "Notes for the Future," a show of recent xerography paintings, works on paper and concrete sculptures.
Thomas Lail was born in New York in 1967 and lives and works in New York City and Kinderhook, New York. His work has been internationally exhibited in many prestigious venues.
See his website.