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December 14, 1920 - December 1, 2017
Graveside funeral services for Mr. D. D. “Pete” Golden, 96, of Carthage, Texas will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Shelbyville Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mr. Golden died December 1, 2017 in Tyler, Texas.Mr. Donia Dixon “Pete” Golden was born December 19, 1923 in the Yarnell Community of Panola County, Texas to Lessie and Dona McMillan Golden. He was raised and schooled in Logansport, Louisiana, graduated Stephen F. Austin State University, and Sam Houston State University, and would serve his country through the U. S. Marine Corp. He would marry Sarah Jane Swanzy December 22, 1952 and they would celebrate 61 years of marriage before she preceded him in death in 2014.Mr. Golden spent his career as a professional educator. He coached, taught history and ended his career as a junior high principal after 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing, gardening and his family. Mr. Golden is survived by his son, Dr. Dennis Golden and wife Kim of Carthage, Dr. Dixon Golden and wife Melody of Center, Suzon Cloud and husband Dan of Tyler, and Dr. Gary Golden and wife Jeanette of Hemphill, sister, Gloria Creech of Houston, grandchildren, Dan Cloud, Sarah Darnell, Allison Grant, Denny Golden, Lauren Golden, Lindsay Golden, D.D. Golden, L.E. Golden, Kasey Golden, Rob Golden, Kurt Golden and Drew Golden, great grandchildren, Mitchell Grant, Jaime Grant, Will Cloud, Madison Cloud, Gavin Golden, Easton Golden, Mason Golden, Magnolia Golden, Thomas Gage, Remington Cloud Darnell, and Mason Golden, lifelong friend, Allen Joe Johnson of Logansport and his children, Anisse, Margaret and Cary Clark Johnson, numerous niece, nephews and a host of friends.The family suggests memorials to the D. D. Golden Scholarship Fund c/o Panola College.
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