November 12, 1978 - January 20, 2023

Heather Michelle Jarvis Goggin, of Wetumpka, Alabama, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023. She was 44 years old.
The Celebration of Life service, conducted by Dr. John Ed Mathison, will be held Friday, January 27, 2023, at Southern Memorial Funeral Home & Crematorium, 3154 Highland Ave, Montgomery, Alabama. Visitation will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, with the memorial service immediately following.
Heather was born in Montgomery, Al on November 12, 1978. She graduated from Jefferson Davis High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree from Troy State University.
Heather was married to James Wade Goggin on March 8, 2008; they were married for 14 years. Heather worked for ADECA, State of Alabama for 10 years. She enjoyed traveling, reading, arts & crafts, and gathering with friends and family any time possible. She was also actively involved with the Alzheimer’s Association of Alabama, Make-A-Wish, and Junior League of Montgomery. During her Junior and Senior High School years, she was a member of Junior Civitan where she held numerous Board positions including State Governor.
Heather is survived by her husband Wade Goggin; parents, Jake & Brenda (Tyus) Jarvis; sister, Ricki Marie (Derek) Oliver; nephew, Hayden Oliver; niece, Isabel Oliver; mother-in-law, Dana Goggin; father-in-law, Jim (Judy) Goggin; grandmother, Mable Jarvis; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association,
Alabama Chapter, 1 Metro Plex STE 30, Birmingham, AL 35209, or Make-A�Wish Foundation

Make plans now to attend the Upcoming 2023 COAA Educational Conference in Orange Beach, AL May 1-5, 2023.  Visit the conference page for more information.

To develop courses of instruction concerning new materials & methods of construction in cooperation with recognized education institutions & to promote proper interpretation, enforcement, & administration of codes & ordinances.

To assemble with other government officials & organized groups concerned with codes & ordinances to exchange ideas & to discuss mutual concerns

A charter chapter of the International Code Council

Code Officials Association of Alabama

To improve the prestige of code enforcement officials by the promotion of high standards of efficiency in the administration of building, housing, plumbing, electrical, & related codes & ordinances through continued education & training.

To promote maximum safety for life, health, & property at minimum building cost through education and training of code enforcement officials.

To create a better public understanding & appreciation of the proper administration of building, housing, plumbing, electrical, & related codes & ordinances, & their importance to the safety, welfare, & prosperity of the municipality & county.

Welcome to the official website of the code officials association of Alabama (COAA).  COAA was formed in 1968 and was the first charter member of the southern building code congress international.  the purposes for which this corporation was organized are

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Heather Michelle Jarvis Goggin

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our friend and Secretary on the COAA Board.


To assist Alabama municipalities & counties with the organization & maintenance of adequate code enforcement departments, codes, & ordinances.