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Helen Inez Goodman

West Helena, AR, 1928 - 2019

Helen Inez Goodman passed away on November 21, 2019 at age 91. She was born on June 25, 1928 at Strawberry, Ark., to James Cleve and Edna Wilder Goodwin. Helen graduated from Helena High School in 1946, worked 16 years as an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and later retired from the Arkansas Employment Division in Little Rock as a manager.
She was preceded in death by her father, J.C. and mother, Edna; husband, Austin Arthur Goodman; grandson, Eddie Wayne James; and great-grandson, Connor Thomas Aikman.
Helen is survived by her two sons, Wayne Truett James (Robin) of West Helena, Ark., and David Loy Mauch of Bismarck, Ark.; grandchildren, Mechelle Renee Aikman (Daryl) of Paragould, Ark., Dylan Loy Mauch of Fayetteville, Ark., McKenzie Leigh Mauch Poe (Blair) of Lake Village, Ark., Meredith Scout Mauch of Snowmass, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Devan Renee Aikman of Paragould, Ark., Brittany, Dallas, and Cody James of Jacksonville, Fla., Mari Alice Poe of Lake Village, Ark.; sister, Ruth Elizabeth Mauldin of Hot Springs, Ark.; and niece, Lea Donyelle Mauldin of Hot Springs, Ark.
Helen was a member of First Baptist of Helena, Ark.
Graveside services for Helen Goodman will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Sunset Memorial Park West Helena, Ark.
Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends can sign the online guestbook at

Published November 24, 2019

Roller-Citizens / West Helena
508 E. Plaza St., P.O. Box 2427, West Helena, AR
Phone: 870-572-2571