The Progress-Index - - OBITUARIES -

Melvyn C. Goodwyn, 94, of Stony Creek, wid­ower of Mary Cather­ine Goodwyn passed away Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Henry P. and Mat­tie Har­ri­son Goodwyn and was also pre­ceded in death by a brother, Fran­cis Goodwyn; and sis­ter, Otis Dorothy Roberts.

Mr. Goodwyn is sur­vived by a son, Melvin C. Goodwyn, Jr. of Wood­bridge; daugh­ter, Theresa Goodwyn Har­mon and hus­band, Gary of Shady­side, Md.; grand­daugh­ter, Laura Cather­ine Goodwyn of Washington, D.C.; sis­ter, Josephine Tyson of New­port News; and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends 6-8 p.m. Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, at Owen Fu­neral Home, 303 S. Hal­i­fax Road, Jar­ratt, Va. The fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at Sap­pony Bap­tist Church. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Goodwyn Fam­ily Ceme­tery. Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Sap­pony Bap­tist Church. On­line con­do­lences may be made at

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