Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M., Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Old Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 1153, Hwy 280 W, Plains, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
James was born in Americus, Georgia on April 13, 1951 to the late Annie Kate Edge Golden and the late Willie Golden Sr. He was preceded in death by five siblings, Mary Lou Paul, Amos Golden, Willie Golden Jr., Claude Golden, and Ella Louise Golden. He spent most of his life in Tampa, Florida where he worked as a dock worker at a local shipping port in Tampa. He returned home to Georgia in 2009 after his health began to decline. In August 2013 he joined Warner Hill Mission Church under the leadership of Pastor Alexander Williams. James will forever be remembered as a ladies’ man.
James leaves to cherish his memories four children Nicholas Styles, Warner Robins, Georgia, Derrick Golden, Alabama, James Golden Jr., Tampa, Florida and a daughter in Tampa, Florida; three siblings Willie Mae Wilson, Warner Robins, Georgia, Eddie Reath Golden, Americus, Georgia, and Annie Ruth Livingston, Gaston, South Carolina; a sister-in-law Louise Golden; a devoted cousin Ethel Calloway (Joe); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.