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Frank Golden

August 7. 2008

Frank Golden, 82, of Valdosta, GA, former resident of Albany, died Thursday, August 7, 2008 at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta.

His funeral service will be Saturday, August 9, at 11 AM at Kimbrell-Stern with interment to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Dawson, GA.  The Rev. Waldo Woodcock will officiate.

Born in Cuthbert, GA, Mr. Golden lived in the Graves Community and graduated from Graves School in Terrell County.  Following graduation, he served in the US Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946, then in the Naval Reserves until 1953.  Mr. Golden graduated from the University of Georgia in 1949, and obtained his masters degree from the University of North Carolina in public administration.  

In 1955, he moved to Waycross with the Georgia Department of Public Health.  He then moved to Savannah as an assistant director with environmental health services. Mr. Golden moved to Valdosta in 1965 as district director environmental health until his retirement from the state in 1975.  He worked as a consultant with Flood and Associates for three years, then moved to Albany in 1980, returning to Valdosta in 2006.  

Mr. Golden was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Valdosta, former member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Albany.  Very active with Kiwanis, he served as president of both the Valdosta Kiwanis Club and the Albany Kiwanis Club.  Mr. Golden was a distinguished Lt. Governor of the Georgia District of Kiwanis International, and served as state committee chairman of various committees.  

Survivors include his wife:  Laverne Golden, Valdosta; 2 sons:  Alan Golden and his wife Dale, Suwanee, GA, Tim Golden and his wife Ellen, Valdosta, GA; 3 grandsons:  Reid Golden, Watkinsville, GA, Ben Golden, Atlanta, Seth Golden, Valdosta; 2 sisters:  Nick McCook, Cuthbert, Margaret Clure, Smithville, GA; a brother:  Jim Golden, Tifton.

The family will receive friends at Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta, GA on Friday  from 5-7 PM.

Those desiring may send memorials to a charity of your choice.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own memories with the family of Frank Golden by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

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