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Obituary: George F. Darnell, Hope

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George F. Darnell, 76, of Hope, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

George retired from Arvin Industries where he worked in inventory. He loved NASCAR, football and going to auctions.

The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hawcreek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Born October 23, 1937, in Rushville, George was the son of Darwin Darnell and Beulah McClure DeBaun. He married Phyllis Stutz January 19, 1958, and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, of Hope; a son, Jeff (Karen) Darnell of Hope; a daughter, Pam Darnell of Hope; grandchildren, Jason Darnell of Columbus and Ryan Willey, Christopher Darnell, Brandon Slocum and Jared Slocum, all of Hope; great-grandchildren, Hailee Darnell and Jared Slocum II, both of Columbus; and a sister, Barbara (Sam) Swinford of Flat Rock.

George was preceded in death by his parents and a stepfather, Eugene Adams, who raised him.

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