Eugene "Gene" M. "Gene" Darnell

July 7, 1919March 13, 2013

Eugene M. Darnell


Gene Darnell, 93, of Pineville, died on March 13, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and friend.

He was born on July 7, 1919, to Mollie Cole and J.C. Darnell in Pineville, NC. Gene worked at Cone Mills for 45 years and attended West Mecklenburg Baptist Church.

He was a WW II veteran who served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Gene is survived by his daughters, Emogene “Puddin” Darnell and Donna and husband James Hinson; grandchildren, Andy Lewis and wife Kathy Beck, Taj and husband Chris Orr; great grandchildren, Dakota and Mason Lewis, and Aden and Ayan Orr. Gene was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Darnell.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC. A funeral service will follow at 1pm in the chapel of the funeral home with burial to follow in Flint Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Lester Bledsoe will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made West Mecklenburg Baptist Church, 9917 Old Dowd Rd., Charlotte, NC 28214, in Gene’s name.

Condolences to the family may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2013

Eugene "Gene" M. "Gene" Darnell

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cathie thomas

April 1, 2013

Sorry about your lost the bible as many comforting words at john 3:16

Corinne Boatright-Abernethy

March 30, 2013

I received a card from Pineville with your Dad's OB. I grew up your Neighbor, Corinne Boatright, we shared many hours of fun growing up, going visiting in GA has always been special memories. Please note I feel your sadness. Please if you come to the Outer Banks let me know. You are always welcomed in our home. I would love to talk with you.

Judith Cannon

March 15, 2013

My condolences to the family. Although I have never met Mr. Darnell or his family, we are related. My great grandmother was Jennie Cole, sister to Mollie Cole.I would have been honored to attend his funeral but I live in California and am unable to make it. So for all of my cousins I have sympathy for your loss.
Judith Griffin Cannon "Judy"