January 28, 1989
SUFFOLK – Bessie Darden, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 26, in Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Ludowici, Ga. She was a member of Sixth Street Baptist Church and its mission and Blooming Lilly Club, and was past secretary of the senior usher board.
Survivors, all of Suffolk, include two daughters, Ethel Eley and Mary King; an adopted daughter, Martha Harden; two sons, Merlin Darden and Frederick Darden; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Sixth Street Baptist Church by the Rev. J.V. Washington. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Park.
The body will be placed in church at noon Sunday.
Peebles Funeral Home is in charge.