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Mary Katherleen (Woodward) Darnell

November 27, 1927 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 93)


Mary Katherleen Woodward Darnell, age 93 of Clarkesville and formerly of Oak Ridge, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Born on November 27, 1927 in Glasgow, Kentucky, Mrs. Darnell was the daughter of the late Joseph Blackburn Woodward and the late Sadie Lee Mayfield Woodward.  Mrs. Darnell was an administrative assistant for Union Carbide Corporation at the K25 Facility in Oak Ridge often referred to as the “Atomic City”.  Mrs. Darnell had a true servant’s heart and enjoyed doing things for friends and neighbors.  Her family was her pride and joy, especially her grandchildren. and was happiest surrounded by those she loved.   Mrs. Darnell enjoyed cooking, crafts, fishing, gardening, bowling, playing bingo, and was the Cornhole Champion at Alexander Guest House Assisted Living Facility where she resided for four years.  Mrs. Darnell was a longtime member of New York Avenue Church of Christ in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Darnell is preceded in death by her husband Ernest Wade Darnell, brothers Wilson Eugene Woodward and Harold Lee Woodward and sister and brother-in-law Margaret Louise and Willis “Hank” Hansford.

Survivors include sons Michael Wade Darnell of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Joseph Edwin Darnell (Robin) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, daughter Linda Darnell Angel (Jeff) of Clarkesville, Georgia, sister-in-law Mary E. Woodward, grandchildren Hannah Darnell, Wade Darnell, James Angel and Sullivan Angel, as well as a host of extended family and friends.

Private graveside services will be held at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Oak Ridge, Tennessee with Reverends Jonathan and Erin Angel, officiating.

An online guest book is available for the Darnell family at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256

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Private Services

Anderson Memorial Gardens
640 Oliver Springs Highway
Clinton, TN 37716

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