Obituary: Charles Hershel Darnell

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Charles Hershel Darnell of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Nashville.

Mr. Darnell was born in Marshall County and was a son of the late Leslie Allen Darnell and Gertrude Boling Darnell Rainey. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Darnell was the retired owner of Darnell and Son Tile Company in Chapel Hill. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Darnell of Chapel Hill, TN; five sons, Chuck (Nancy) Darnell of Eagleville, Joe (Jan Meredith) Darnell of Chapel Hill, Jeff ( Jan) Darnell of Chapel Hill, Jimmy (Tasha) Darnell of Chapel Hill, and Jamie (Julie) Darnell of Murfreesboro; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friends, Mary Katherine and Kim Gutledge of Dalton, Ga.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Tedder and Rev. Larry Chatman officiating. Burial will follow in Hopper Cemetery near Chapel Hill.