Marie Palmer Golden, age 90, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, February 22, 2013. She was born July 25, 1922, in Geneva County, Alabama, to B. K. and Mary M. Palmer. She was the secretary of her Sunday School class at Damascus Baptist Church for many years until her health kept her from attending regularly. She was a beautician in Graceville, Florida, for over 40 years.
Mrs. Golden is survived by her husband of 64 years, John Andrew Golden of Graceville, FL; one daughter, Margaret (Eddy) Pennington of Troy, AL; two grandchildren, Ashley Pennington (Brad) Glover of Trussville, AL, and Wesley (Danielle) Pennington of Troy, AL; two great-grandsons, Logan Scott Glover and Colt Patrick Pennington; one sister, Opal (Ollie) Gardner of Jacksonville, FL; a sister-in-law, Betty Goodson of Tallahassee, FL; a brother-in-law, Buddy Rehberg of Panama City, FL; a special friend, Hazel Bailey of Marianna, FL; a host of nieces and nephews; and special caregivers Queen McClain, Pam Williams, and Sarah Fowler.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Graceville, Florida. The funeral will be held at the Damascus Baptist Church in Graceville, FL, on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 2 PM, with the Rev. Chester Padgett and the Rev. Brian Taylor, officiating, with burial to follow at the Damascus Church Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 5083 Hwy. 77, Graceville, FL 32440, or to Emerald Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446.