Louis Darby

Louis Gourdin Darby, 78, passed away Sunday, March 13, at his home in Marietta, GA.

Mr. Darby was born January 21, 1933 in Charleston, SC to Gourdin Pinckney Darby and Harriett Porcher Gourdin. He was graduated from Clemson University in 1954 where he was a member of the Clemson Senior Platoon. He served three years in the US Army, stationed in Germany, and moved to Georgia in 1959 to work at Lockheed-Georgia from which he retired after 37 years.

Mr. Darby was a member of Mt. Bethel UMC, and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, MaryLee Hutto Darby, and his children: Louis and Barbara Darby, Jr.; Robert and Julie Darby Chattin; David and Mary Darby; Luke and Lee Darby Bryant; Dan and Kay Darby; 17 grandchildren: Laura, Karen, Matthew and Michael Darby; Sarah, Brian, Tyler and Joie Chattin; Jaimie, Shannon and Alex Darby; Darby, Katianne and Daniel Bryant; Kacie, Bess and Sam Darby; one great-grandson, Nolan Schlitt; and brothers: Gourdin Pinckney Darby, Jr., and Alfred and Julianna Pinckney.

Graveside services will be held at Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry, SC on Wednesday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Karen Radcliffe. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 15, 5-8 pm, at H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill in Marietta, GA In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Liver Foundation.

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#6 Ann Clark Hunter 2011-03-22 12:09
Mary Lee, just happened to find this while looking for services for Lou Frances Lide. I'm in Fla. and I hadn't heard about Lou. I'm so sorry for your loss. Stay well and know I'm thinking of you and your family. Love, Ann Clark Hunter
#5 Sarah Hutto 2011-03-15 15:55
Aunt Mary Lee and Cousins - ill always remember Uncle Lou as funny and a kind soul. Love you all and see you tomorrow.
#4 Guest 2011-03-15 15:09
Darby Family
May the love of family and friends sustain you in the days ahead Little by little you begin to remember not just that you lost your husband, Dad and grandfather, but that his life gave you memories too beautiful to forget. I am so sorry for your loss.
#3 Guest 2011-03-15 09:23
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please be comforted by the words of Isaiah 25:8 that reads: "And he will actually swallow up death forever......an d will certainly wipe the tears from all faces."
#2 Guest 2011-03-14 20:18
Dan - our hearts are saddened for you all. It is so tough to lose your father, but it sounds like he was a dad who was treasured. We continue to pray for you and your family. May God's peace and your dad's memory encourage you. Love you brother.
- J & E
#1 Guest 2011-03-14 18:42
David, Mary, Lee, & Luke, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. It sounds like you were truly blessed to have him as your father. We'll be thinking of you in the days and months ahead. David & Pam Schofield

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