Dorothy (Dot) Jane McDaniel Gooch, 91, of Hemphill, Texas passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Dot was born February 5, 1928 in Fairmont, Texas to Bro. Alexander H. (Bro. Hamp) McDaniel and Sarah Catherine Smith McDaniel and moved to Hemphill at an early age. She married Robert F Gooch in 1951. After Robert’s military service in the Army, they lived in Orange County for 33 years before moving back to Hemphill. She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Willey of Mauriceville and Rachel Harbuck of Orange; two grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Visitation was held Monday, July 15, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 301 Mann St., Hemphill, Texas. Funeral services were held at the church under the direction of Starr Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Lee officiating. Burial followed services in Harper Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

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