Marie Golding went to be with her Lord on October 7, 2017, after a courageous extended battle with congestive heart failure. She was born near Hazen, Ark., on February 9, 1929, and was preceded in death by her parents, William and Vesta Pitts Moore, five sisters and one brother, plus her husband of 62 years, Powell H. Golding.
She is survived by one daughter, Susan Valentine (Terry) of Columbiana, Ala.; one son, Pat Golding (Charla) of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren, Buddy Rainer Valentine of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Louis Parker of Richmond BC, Calif., two step-grandchildren, Chuck Bussell and Catrina Hugg and four great grandchildren, all of Benton, Ark., plus a host of nieces and nephews.
After her marriage in 1950, she moved to Winona where she became a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, teaching the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class for years. She worked for Dr. Luther P. Crull as his office manager/assistant for 19 years, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She resided in Little Rock, Ark., for a short time, and moved to Grenada, MS in 1989, where she became a faithful member of the First Baptist Church.
Marie was the consummate loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, Sunday School teacher, and excellent cook who enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends and was naturally hospitable. She also enjoyed gardening and fishing on Grenada Lake with Powell.
Visitation will be on October 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with the service to follow at 12 p.m. in their chapel. Honorary pallbearers were Sykes Wood, Wiley Prewitt, Bud Golding, Ed Golding, Tommy Golding, Tee Golding and Haywood O’Neal. Pallbearers were Tim Golding, Will Golding, Rainer Valentine, Parker Lashbrook, Wyatt Bussell and Jacob Golding.
Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Village, 510 North Brookside Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205 (presbyvillage.org/the-foundation/) or the New Liberty Cemetery Fund, C/O Bank of Winona, 312 N. Applegate, Winona, MS 38967.