Joseph “O’Neal” Golden, 1937-2012 – Duncanville, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Golden - Joseph ONeaJoseph O’Neal “ONeal” Golden
Birth 24 May 1937 in Mississippi
Death 6 Dec 2012 in Duncanville, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Married to Mary Louise Hunter, who passed away on 13 Jun 2016 at Tuscaloosa.

Together, Joseph O’Neal and Mary Louise had four children: three sons and one daughter.

Joseph ONeal Golden and Mary Louise Hunter
Joseph ONeal Golden and Mary Louise Hunter, circa early 1960s. Photo courtesy of Heather Pena.

A male Golden from this line has taken a YDNA test which matches that of the William Golding (1704-1782) and Elizabeth Foster (1704-1776) line.


Based upon published genealogies his probable line would be:

Bryan O’Neal Golden
Birth 16 Feb 1912 in Mississippi
Death 24 Mar 1974 in Mississippi

Thomas Clarence “Clarence” Golden
Birth 9 Apr 1874 in Selma, Alabama
Death 29 AUG 1933 in Louisville, Winston, Mississippi

Thomas Jefferson Golden
Birth 23 Oct 1836 in South Carolina
Death 24 May 1909 in Mayhew, Lowndes County, Mississippi

William C. Golden Jr.
Birth 1800 in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina
Death Aft. 1870 in Noxubee, Mississippi

William Golding
Birth 1772 in Ninety Six, Greenwood, South Carolina
Death 25 Dec 1848 in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina

Richard Golding
Birth 1744 in Orange, Orange, Virginia
Death 7 Oct 1788 in Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina

Joseph ONeal Golden and Mary Louise Hunter
Joseph ONeal Golden and Mary Louise Hunter, circa early 1960s.
Photo courtesy of Heather Pena.

Joseph “O’Neal” Golden, 1937-2012 – Duncanville, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Tuscaloosa News – December 9, 2012

DUNCANVILLE Joseph “O’Neal” Golden, age 75, of Duncanville, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2012. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South with Bro. Ed Golden and Bro. Paul Barham officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing. The family will receive friends two hours prior to services at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryan O’Neal Golden and Neva Golden Smith, and his brother, Forrest Golden.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Louise Golden; his children, Tony Golden (Sonya), Joe Golden (Lisa), Tina Williamson (Jay), and Ed Golden (Amy); a special friend who was like a son, Randy Allen (Mimi); eight grandchildren, Adam (Tiffany), Ashleigh (Allen), Heather, Josh (Amber), Matt (Angela), Hannah, Kristina, and Addison; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Jean Fairchild Cunningham (Jim), Joyce Fairchild (Marion), Marie Whittaker (Sonny), and Carol Barham (Paul).

Mr. Golden served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was a proud veteran of the United States of America. Mr. Golden was a member of Safe Harbor Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, and a wonderful musician.

Pallbearers will be Adam Golden, Josh Golden, Matt Golden, Jay Williamson, Allen Nail, and Wayne Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Aryanpure, Dr. Robards, Dr. Hill, Dr. Dinesh Chandra, the nursing staff of 5 North at DCH Regional Medical Center, and members of Safe Harbor Baptist Church.


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