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Charles E. Darnell


Charles E. Darnell, age 84 of the Haysville Community in Macon County passed away Monday afternoon, March 1st, 2021 at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette, TN. Charles E. Darnell is at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN.

Private Family Services for Charles E. Darnell will be conducted at a later date.

Visitation with the family will begin on Saturday, March 6th, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.

The family request memorials be made to the Lafayette Church of Christ, the Lafayette Little League or a charity of your choosing. You may make these memorials by calling or coming by the funeral home.

The family also respectfully asks that anyone attending the visitation to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

We understand with COVID, there will be those who are unable to attend the visitation. Please know we respect your choices and appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and cards of sympathy.

He is survived by: Wife, Frances C. Darnell, Daughter, Kathy Darnell Ebener & husband Dirk, Son, Marcus Darnell & wife Lena, Grandchildren, Caleb Darnell, Lora Darnell, & Kaylin Ebener.

Arrangements entrusted to Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Lafayette, Directors, 615-666-4011

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Mrs. Darnell, Bobby and I just love you. We have always enjoyed being in the presence of you and Mr. Darnell. Kathy, I was around when you worked at the bank, and I still feel the same in that you're just fantastic and terrific. I wasn't around Mark much in school, but I knew who he was. Mr. Darnell was a gentleman. We love you all, and you're all in our prayers as always. God bless you. Bobby K. & Jennifer , and children ; Kirstie, Bro. Will, and Endora Horne

Bobby K. Horne and Jennifer Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM

We just learned of Charlie's death and we wanted to express our sympathy to the entire family. Charlie and Frances were quick to take us under their wings when we first moved to Lafayette in 1996. We have great respect for Charlie as a Christian businessman, husband, father, and grandfather. You are in our prayers as you grieve for him. Sincerely, Ron and Sherry Roberson

Ron and Sherry Roberson Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you for the sweet words, Aunt Janet.

Kathy Darnell Ebener Mar 11 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss.

Wayne and Marilyn Murphy. Mar 6 2021 12:00 AM

In the early 60's we socialized with Charlie and Frances. All of us had graduated UT Knoxville. We lived in Nashville and they lived in Franklin. We moved away and later learned that Charlie and Frances had moved to Macon County where he had become associated with Citizens Bank. A life well-lived! Frances, you have my sincere sympathy.

Jennifer Reid Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

Kathy, Mark, Lena and your families. I am sorry that Charlies life on this earth is over. He was such a good man in every way. He was a good father, husband and citizen. If all men were like Charlie, this would be a wonderful world. He cared about so many and he lived his life according to his principles. I know Charlie because he married my cousin and friend, Frances. Knowing Charlie has been a great privilege. Janet Williamson Naff

Janet Williamson Naff Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

He was my first cousin that I havent seen in years, but loved him! I called him a couple years ago & we had a great conversation. We were going to plan Family reunion last year & Covid hit. Thinking I would call him this Summer & maybe plan one Just so Sorry we never got to see each other again. Such wonderful memories of childhood with him, brother Billy and cousin Paul

Jane Winn Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Darnell

Mabeline Carter Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

Mark and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Charles was one of the first people that I met in 1974 even before I moved to Lafayette. He handled the mortgage on my home. without even knowing me.I will be praying for the family.

Carol Draper Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy is with this precious family. So many wonderful memories in working with Mr. Darnell and watching his family coming in and out of the bank and being part of the community.

Rebecca McDonald Vanderpool and Bob Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

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