James E. Darby, Sr.
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Funeral services for James E. Darby, Sr., age 82 of Columbia, will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Jerry Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Columbia Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
James was called home Tuesday evening to be with his loving wife of 53 years, Mellie Seay Darby and his daughter, Jan Darby Powell. He was a career Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force and was a honorable retired war veteran. After his retirement from the Air Force, he served an additional 20 years as a civil service employee on the Naval base in Corpus Christi, TX.
He is survived by his son: James E. Darby, Jr. of Monroe, LA; daughter: Evelyn Kay Eden and her husband Clay of Spendora, TX; step-daughter:
Marilyn Foster and her husband Jim of GA; grandchildren: Darren Williams and his wife Leanne, Danielle Hutto, James McClanahan, Dustin Hornsby and his wife Brandi, Vanessa Saunders and her husband Marc, Blake Darby; multiple great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Williams, Blake Darby, Laine Hutto, Darren Williams, Coal Hillestad, and Jackie Lawrence.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Dale Powell.
You may send online condolences to the Darby family at www.riserfuneralhomes.com
Riser Funeral Home
Riser Funeral Home- Columbia
7131 Hwy 165 PO Box 57 Columbia, LA 71418
Published in The News Star on Mar. 9, 2013