Harley “Ervin” Golden, 90, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Life Care Center in Ducktown, Tenn.
He was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Cherokee County to the late Dr. Thomas M. Golden and Bessie Mundy Golden Amburn.
Ervin was an avid outdoors person. He loved to hunt in his younger days.
Ervin spent his entire life in the timber business and was a hard worker. When he retired from the timber business, he enjoyed gardening.
Ervin was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. He and Christine served as church janitors for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Townsend Golden; one son, Tommy Golden; brothers, Mitchell, Otto and Eddie Golden; and sisters, Esma Viitala, Mae Vance, Mary Bailey and Helen Kearley.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Ware and husband Etheridge of Mineral Bluff, Ga., and Ann Price and husband Paul of Hayesville; one son, Tim Golden and wife Mary of Murphy; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Desma Upton of Michigan; two brothers, Johnny Golden of Murphy and Curt Golden of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. The Rev. Ronnie Crisp officiated. Music was provided by Selina Davis and the Golden Family. Burial was in the church cemetery by his beloved wife, Christine. Pallbearers were grandsons, Scott Price, Kevin Ware, Clay Ware, Brian Ledford, Lee Golden and nephew Mitchell Golden.
The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
You may send tributes to the Golden family at townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.