She was born May 24, 1938, in Rabun County to the late Brye Leman Darnell Sr. and Hulda Pauline Norton Darnell. She was retired as a clerk in the insurance industry and was a member of Betty’s Creek Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: a brother, Ross Darnell; and sisters Katherine Hyatt and Floss Sitton and and infant sister, Sarah Ann Darnell.
Survivors include: a brother, Brye “Bud” Darnell Jr. (Joyce) of Cumming; two sisters, Joyce Thompson (Steve) of Rabun Gap and Lillian Smith (Jack) of Lakemont; four nieces, Gail Smith Hopper, Cami Garner Hopper, Tina Smith Johnson and Paula Hyatt Martin; a nephew, Van Garner Jr.; and two grandnieces and two grandnephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Hunter Funeral Home chapel with Rev. the Ray Conner and layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial followed at Wesley Cemetery in Rabun Gap.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.