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Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
Monday September 27th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
Monday September 27th, 2021

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Clearwater Cemetery
Tuesday September 28th, 2021

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Vernon Osban Darnell

VERNON OSBAN DARNELL, age 78 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at his residence. He was a native of Greenville, South Carolina, resident most of his life of Bradley and McMinn County, Tenn. a son of the late Martin Osban and Grace Blakley Darnell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Darnell Ellis. He retired from Bowater Paper Co., and was a member of First Baptist Church, Athens, TN. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving in the U. S. Army.

Survivors: Wife of 48 years: Judy Marie Coffey Darnell of Athens, Tenn., Two Daughters and son-in-law: Jennifer and Brian Templeton of Decatur, Tenn., Julie O'Daniel of Athens, Tenn., Two Sons: Jeff Darnell of Athens, Tenn., David Darnell of Athens, Tenn., Four Grandchildren: Alyssa O'Daniel, Matthew O'Daniel, Kennedy Darnell, and Kampbell Darnell, Sister: Argel Ellenburg of Travelers Rest, South Carolina several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Monday, September 27, 2021 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Hutsell and Rev. Bo Dunkle officiating. Interment will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday in Clearwater Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Calvin Paul, Roger Ward, Brian Templeton, Stockton Coffey, Brent Ellis, Lukie Wilcox, and Gene Smith. The family will receive friends from 5-7 Monday in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Vernon-Darnell Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

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Sorry we did not hear of Vernon passing. Carolyn ran across Judy today . We thought of them often. We considered the Darnells great friends. Our hearts hurt now.

Ralph & Carolyn Jones Dec 14 2021 5:04 PM

Sorry to hear about Vernon's passing. Sorry I could not be at the visitation and funeral due to health issues but you have my love and prayers.

Carolyn Hennessee Brown Sep 29 2021 9:16 AM

Sorry for your loss, prayers.

Alfreeda Edgemon Sep 29 2021 2:56 AM

You all are in our thoughts and prayers

Carolyn Cass Sep 28 2021 9:39 AM

Sorry for your loss, prayers for y'all.

Alfreeda Edgemon Sep 27 2021 8:14 PM

Judy we're sure sorry for your loss .we are praying for you and your family.
Randy & Cheri Harrison

Randy & Cheri Harrison Sep 27 2021 7:02 PM

Condolences to the family of Vernon Darnell. From: Norman Yarber, Amy Henry, and Kelly Montooth

Norman Yarber Sep 27 2021 4:49 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Randy and Cheri Harrison Sep 27 2021 12:46 AM

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Teresa Jones Sep 26 2021 6:12 PM

So sorry for your loss Prayers go out to you an family

Donna Black Sep 26 2021 1:52 PM

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