Billie Lee Golden

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Billie Lee Golden, 72, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, April 7, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born in Alexandria, La., she lived in Fayetteville before moving to Jonesboro in 1966.

She was a retired high school business education teacher and taught in Prairie Grove, Piggott and Paragould. She was a graduate of Arkansas State University and earned a master's degree in business education from the University of Arkansas.

Mrs. Golden was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro where she was a primary class teacher. She was a member of the ASU Faculty Women's Club and a member of the St. Bernards Auxiliary. She was also a Master Gardener.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James F. Golden in 1987.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. James W. Golden of Little Rock and Dr. Stephen C. Golden of Jonesboro; one daughter, Dr. Nickie L. Golden of Honolulu, Hawaii; and four granddaughters, Leigh Ann Golden and Nancy E. Golden, both of Maumelle, Lyndsey B. Golden of Richmond, Va., and Kelsey C. Golden of Pocahontas.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the First Baptist Chuch of Jonesboro with Dr. Bruce Tippit officiating. Burial followed in Nettleton Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Malcolm Culpepper, Mike Ebbert, Dr. Willie Hurst, Dr. Dan Johnson, Cecil Massey and Paul Eiland.

Honorary pallbearers included Marlin Gennings, Emil Williams, Dr. Robert Abbott, Blanche Abbott, Billie Black, Dr. Michael Isaacson and Dr. Robert Chester. Members of the Phebean's Sunday school class, St Bernards Auxiliary and Master Gardeners of Jonesboro were also honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 S. Main, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401, or to St. Bernards Auxiliary, 225 E. Jackson, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401.

Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro was in charge of the arrangements.