James Darnell

In Memorial

James Earl Darnell, 77, of Hertford, NC died July 25, 2013 at his residence.  Born in Marion, OH, he was the son of the late Richard A. Darnell and Martha Foust Darnell and the husband of Carolyn Dail Darnell.   He was a Veteran having served his country in the United States Navy. He was a Correctional Officer retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Christopher A. Darnell and wife Crystal of Roper, NC, Phillip E. Darnell, Jimmy C. Darnell and wife Sharon and Samuel D. Darnell and wife Amanda all of Hertford, NC; a brother, William “Bill” Darnell of Marion, OH; a sister, Pam Hooper, of Harpster, OH; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by a sister, Barbara Bolendaugh.

A memorial service will be held at Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 3:00 p. m. at New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edwin Rutenkroger officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Albemarle Hospice, P. O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC  27907 or New Hope United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 2098 New Hope Rd., Hertford, NC  27944.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Darnell family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. NCDOT Perquimans Maintenance

    Phillip, Your DOT family is thinking of you and your family during this difficult time…..

  2. Patty Rossnagel

    Mr. Jim was one of my best friends. Whenever Creative Ministries would go out to minister Mr. Jim was right there every time. I don’t know what he loved most the SWAT Team, Clowns or teaching for VBS he loved working with kids of all ages. This community has lost a truly remarkable man. Ms. Carolyn my prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, Patty Rossnagel

  3. Karen Butt Mazik

    Sorry to hear about Jim. I know he fought a long battle and is now at peace with God. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. He will be greatly missed.


  4. Ann Sawyer

    Jimmy, I am sorry for you loss. I pray that God will hold you & your family in His loving arms durn this time of grief

  5. Jean Etheridge

    Carolyn and family, my prayers are with you at the loss of Jimmy. I know that words cannot express the sorrow we all feel, but I know the faith that you have will comfort and keep you. My prayer is that God will Bless you and Keep in the palm of His hand. Jean

  6. Mitchell Chris Sawyer

    Carolyn, my heart go up to our Father for the whole family. I know Jim is being welcomed into the Lord’s presence, My HIS peace be with you all

  7. Lee Norfleet

    Jimmy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find Christ’s peace in your heart & mind. Much love, Lee

  8. Mike walker

    I worked with Mr. Darnell when he was with the Dept of Corrections in Maple and I worked next door at DOT. He was a great person, fellow Redskin fan, and a good friend. He will be missed. May God bless and keep you all.

  9. Sophia Etheridge Martel I

    I was sorry to hear about your loss. I have a lot of great memories from my childhood spent with your family. I have always thought the world of your family. My prayers are with you and your family. Sophia

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