Elizabeth Ann "Beth" (Goolsby) Neyland

Updated: Tue 7:32 AM, Oct 15, 2013
Funeral Home: Walters Funeral Home
July 22, 1948 - October 12, 2013

Beth (Goolsby) Neyland was born in Palestine, Texas and was a lifelong resident of Centerville, Texas. She graduated from Centerville High School in 1966.

Beth rodeoed from the age of 12 until her second son was born in 1976. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Centerville and worked as a nursing home administrator and consultant for 32 years. During her career, she took pride in serving as a mentor to many in her profession. She always worked hard to take on any facility that was troubled and enjoyed lifting it to her standard of care. She felt and showed unconditional love for family and friends. Her joy and success in life was to take care of others. After her retirement from the Centerville Healthcare Center, she enjoyed shopping and spending lots of time with her family...especially with her three grandchildren.

Beth passed away at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Her spirit and belief in defying the odds and proving others wrong served her well even in her final days. Beth was preceded in death by her parents, Lois and N.G. Goolsby, her older son, Wes Neyland and by her parents-in-law, Roger and Mattie Jo Neyland.

Surviving family includes her husband, Roger Wayne Neyland of Centerville; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Wendy Neyland of Centerville; grandchildren, Thomas Wade Neyland, Abigail Elizabeth Neyland and Kaydence Grace Neyland all of Centerville; brother, Noal Ray Goolsby and his wife, Pat, of Centerville; sister-in-law, Mary Neyland Dean of Midland and numerous nieces, nephews and other special friends.

In lieu of flowers, the Neyland family requests that memorials be made to Division of University Advancement, Sam Houston State University, Box 2537, Huntsville, TX 77341-2537 ATTN: Wes Neyland Scholarship or to First United Methodist Church, 245 S. Commerce Street, Centerville, Texas 75833.

A visitation for Beth Neyland is scheduled 6 PM until 8 PM, Tuesday, October 15th, at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. A funeral service is set for 3 PM, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Walters Funeral Home. Pastor Joy Richards of the First United Methodist Church in Centerville will officiate and a eulogy will be given by Dr. Mike McKinney. Burial will follow in the Centerville Cemetery.
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