Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Harley "Ervin" Golden


08/20/1928 - 06/18/2019


Harley "Ervin" Golden, age 90 of Murphy, NC passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Life Care Center in Ducktown, TN.

He was born on August 20, 1928 in Cherokee County, NC 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 Mt. Moriah Baptist Church; and 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 and two brothers, Johnny Golden of Murphy and Curt Golden of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm, Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Rev. Ronnie Crisp will officiate. Music will be provided by Selina Davis and the Golden Family. Burial will be in the church cemetery by his beloved wife Christine. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Scott Price, Kevin Ware, Clay Ware, Brian Ledford, Lee Golden and nephew, Mitchell Golden.

The family will receive friends from 11 am - 1 pm, Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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