Linda Golden Carlson

April 8, 1944 ~ July 25, 2021


Linda Golden Carlson, age 77 of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 25, 2021.  She was born to the late Leighton and Geneva Cantrell Golden in Valdosta, was a native of McMinville, TN and has lived in the Ringgold Area for more than 40 years.  Linda retired from the Catoosa County Board of Education in 2003 after more than 40 years of Physical Education in many local elementary schools.  She was a member of the Ringgold Church of Christ and was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be greatly missed.   Linda was also preceded in death by her husband, George Carlson Jr., brothers, Jack Golden and Ben Golden and sister-in-law, Joyce Gowin.  She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth (James) Willbanks and Jennifer Caballero, brother, Bobby (Carol) Golden, grandchildren, Lucas Jessee, Charles Caballero, Lillian Jessee, Samuel Caballero, Jamie Willbanks and Angela Willbanks, 5 great grandchildren and many loved nieces & nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021 at the Ringgold Church of Christ, with Pastor Mike Gurganus officiating.  The service will be livestreamed at   In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at or the Ringgold Church of Christ at  7099 Nashville St #2421, Ringgold, GA 30736 or in Linda’s name. Online guest book at  Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

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  • Don and Kathy Rose Posted July 29, 2021 8:06 PM

    We are so saddened at the loss of Linda She was such a special person. We are sorry that we cannot attend the memorial due to ongoing health concerns but our heart and prayers are with the family.
    Our love, Don and Kathy

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