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Charles Henry Golden

Mr. Charles Henry Golden, age 93, a resident of Grannis, Arkansas, died Saturday, November 11, 2017, in Bear Creek Healthcare, De Queen.

He was born to John Mathis and Constance Ione Carr Golden on June 10, 1924, in Meridian, Texas. Mr. Golden married the love of his life, Betty Lee Zanzeberg, on June 8, 1946, in Wickes, Arkansas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grannis where he served as a Deacon and he was a 32nd Degree Mason. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and in Korea. He retired as a manager at United Farm Industries and returned to Arkansas to be a cattle farmer. When he was able, Mr. Golden was an active member of the Sevier County Chapter of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all he truly enjoyed working.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James Golden, Frank Golden, and Bill Golden.

He is survived by his wife of over 71 years, Betty Lee Zanzeberg Golden, one daughter, Retta Charlene Smith and her husband Lynn of Grannis, Arkansas, two grandchildren, Jennifer Dawn Murphy and her husband Brian of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Shilo Lynn Smith of Angier, North Carolina, four great-grandchildren, Kaylene Breann Smith of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Beckett Smith, Blayne Smith, and Blake Smith, all of Willow Springs, North Carolina, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Golden will be held 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the First Baptist Church of Grannis with Bro. John Wisenger and Bro. Jerry Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Mineral Cemetery in Gillham under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. You may send an online sympathy message at


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