Funeral services for Ellen Hoyt Darnell, 72, of Splendora will be held on Monday, September 27, 2004 at 10 a.m. in Wigginsville Victory Tabernacle with Brother William Usher officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Grove Cemetery, Rye, Texas. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, September 26, 2004 from 3 to 9 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home.
Mrs. Darnell was born on August 14, 1932 in Houston, Texas and passed away on September 22, 2004 in Conroe, Texas. She was a member of Wigginsville Victory Outreach.
Ellen's sons, Vernon and Donald Darnell, sister, Laura Finnell, and granddaughter, Megan Brianne Buchanan, all preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, David Darnell of Splendora; daughters, Johnnie Lytton and Deidre Darnell both of Splendora, and Lynne Buchanan and husband Mark of Friendswood; sister, Sarah Taylor and husband Raymond of Grangerland; brothers, George Hoyt and wife Janet of Huntsville, Richard Hoyt of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Paul Hoyt and wife Judy of Madisonville; grandchildren, Anna Phillips, Liz Bayless, Larry Lytton, Tommy Darnell, Austin Buchanan, Alan Tidwell, Vernon Darnell Jr., and Chance Buchanan; and fourteen great grandchildren. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.