Albert Louis Folden Sr.

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 3:22pm
By: The Citizen

Albert Louis Folden Sr., 86, Fayetteville, formerly of Warm Springs, died Feb. 7, 2009. He was born Sept. 29, 1922 in Knox County, Tenn., son of Glen Floyd and Eula Clowers Folden. He was retired as a salesman for Siemens Energy and Automation after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II. He served in the Sixth U. S. Cavalry and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Durand, Ga, the IBEW Local #613, the Georgia Cattleman's Association, the Greenville Masonic Lodge #321 F&AM, and was a Shriner. He was a former member and chairman of the Meriwether County Board of Commissioners. He was a member of the Sixth U. S. Cavalry Association, and served on the board of directors of the Sixth Cavalry Museum at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.

Services are tomorrow, Feb. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene Davis and the Rev. Todd Padgett officiating. Interment will be at Meriwether Memory Gardens.

Survivors include sons, Albert Louis and Jean Folden Jr., Fayetteville, and Anthony Warren and Donna Folden, Warm Springs; grandchildren, Steven Folden, and Cathy Folden-Handley, both of Fayetteville, Kelly Folden Padgett, Cave Spring, Kristin Kessler, and Kasey Folden, both of Warm Springs, and Katie Folden, Havelock, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Catherine Wright, Decatur, Margaret Wright, Adams, Tenn, and Annette Folden, Casa Grande, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Ann Folden, Loganville. Memorial donations may be made to the Sixth Cavalry Museum, P. O. Box 2011, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742. Smith-Steele-Meadows Funeral home, Manchester, is in charge.

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