Russell E. Darden
From: Network Operations Center - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed, May 6, 2009
It is with sadness I pass on to you the message below, indicating that Compatriot Russell E. Darden of Courtland, VA, late yesterday evening, answered the last roll call and crossed over the river to rest in the shade of the trees.
Russell put everything he had into fulfilling the Charge, and he was a true believer in The Cause. The Urquhart-Gillette Camp, the Virginia Division and the SCV in general have benefitted greatly by this man's untiring efforts and he will be greatly missed.
The Camp would appreciate anyone who has a greater email address list, to forward this on to all those who would like to be informed of Russell's passing.
Funeral arrangements for Compatriot Russell E. Darden are as follows:
Visitation Thursday, 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Wright Funeral Home, 206 W 4th Ave.,Franklin, VA 23851
A funeral service will be conducted Friday at St. Luke's Church at 2:00 PM,Courtland, VA, Burial will be in the Church Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Courtland Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Courtland, VA 23837, the Urquhart-Gillette Camp # 1471, for the Mahone Tavern Museum Fund, P. O. Box 565, Courtland, VA 23837 ,or a charity of choice.
I too am sadden to hear about the passing of a very dear and gentle giant like Compatriot Darden. I shall always remember his smile, and the generosity and kindness he would always present to me. He will be greeted with a large contingent of Gods Angels when he reaches the gates of Heaven, and when President Davis and General Lee and his staff tell him, "job well done", he will give them that smile.
God bless his family, and the men of Urquhart - Gillette Camp, the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Sons, and the South; we all have lost a Brother.