Aleta Jane Darnell

Published 4:36 pm Friday, June 9, 2017

Aleta Jane Darnell, 57, of Johnson City, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.
Born August 23, 1959 in Midwest City, Okla., she had lived most of her life in Carter County.
Aleta was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
Aleta was preceded in death by her father, Paul Darnell, August 19, 2016; a sister, Cynthia Andes; a special friend, Ken Hatley; and a cousin, Jeff Shupe.
Survivors include her mother, Laura Suddath, Greeneville, Tenn.; two sisters, Kelly Roberts and husband Tony, Greeneville, Tenn., and Pamela Ensor and husband Alan, Johnson City; her maternal grandmother, Seffie Dugger, Elizabethton; her companion of 36 years, Rick Hatley; several nieces and nephews; an aunt, Virginia Shupe, her son Langley and family of Bristol, Tenn.; and an uncle, Early Darnell of North Carolina.
Graveside services for Aleta Jane Darnell will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Robert Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers will be Rick Hatley, Alan Ensor, Wesley Heath, Matt Simerly, Gabe Roberts and Tony Oaks. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is serving the Darnell family.

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