Floyd Eugene "Gene" Bolden, 73, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born November 1, 1935 in Wabash County, Illinois. Gene was the retired owner/operator of C B Electric in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He was a member and deacon at Fort Branch General Baptist Church and formerly was a member and deacon at Columbia General Baptist Church in Princeton and also a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.), Local 16 in Evansville.

Survived by his wife of 49 years, Alice (Hensley) Bolden of Princeton; three children, Timothy (Cindy) Bolden of Cary, North Carolina, Rachel (Andrew) Chaney of Avon, Indiana and Jonathan Mark Bolden (friend, Jennifer) of Farmington Hills, Michigan; four grandchildren, Layne A. Bolden, Ethan T. Bolden, Cameron A. Chaney and Ava N. Chaney; two brothers, John (Billie) Bolden and Ben (Joann) Bolden both of Mt. Carmel; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Singer of Mt. Carmel and Mrs. Nellie Haywood of Carmi, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Bolden of Mt. Carmel.

Gene was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde C. Bolden, Edward Bolden and Dallas Bolden; and a sister, Gertrude Seibert.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Fort Branch General Baptist Church, located at 600 E. John Street in Fort Branch, officiated by Pastor Steve Akins and Cindy Bolden. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton and from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton.