Obituary: Ellis Randal Darnell Sr.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ellis Randal "Peewee" Darnell Sr., 62, of Belfast, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Darnell was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late J.D. and Ruthie B. Norris Darnell. He was a member of the Church of Christ, served his country in the Army, and was employed at Sanford as a supervisor for 40 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Eugene Darnell, and two half-sisters, Betty and Evelyn Darnell.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ann Brown Darnell; daughter, Tammy (Ron) Hershberger of Belfast; son, Ellis Randall (Melinda) Darnell Jr. of Belfast; two sisters, Doris (Marion) Dalton Hicks of the Yell Community, and Linda (Joe) Coyle of Lewisburg; two brothers, Jessie Calvin Darnell of Lewisburg and James Freddie Darnell of the Yell Community; a half-brother, Larry Darnell of Alabama; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Middleton and Skylar Ownby.

The family will be at London Funeral Home for visitation from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, and on Saturday until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Short Cemetery.