Jane Darden

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jane E. Darden
NEWSOMS—Jane Edwards Darden, 77, died Oct. 19, 2008, at her residence.
She was born in Newsoms, a daughter of the late Roger D. and Lucille Brett Edwards.
She was a member of Barnes United Methodist Church and a leader of Barnes MYF.
Mrs. Darden had been a local Girl Scout leader and had served on the Women’s Committee for Southampton County Farm Bureau.
She had been a former bookkeeper and manager for Thornton and Livesay, Hastings Clothing, Carr CPA, Southern States, and was office manager-bookkeeper and treasurer for Darden and Son Farm Supply Inc.
A dedicated caregiver and homemaker, and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 59 years, John Ashley Darden; her son, John Ashley “Jay” Darden Jr. and wife Susan; two grandsons, Michael Brian Darden and Wesley Adam Darden; one sister, Betty Beauvais; two brothers, Earl Edwards and Rudy Edwards.
She was predeceased by two daughters, Nancy Rose Darden and Carolyn Jane Darden, and one brother, Roger D. “Dan” Edwards Jr.
A graveside service was conducted Tuesday at Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Darwin Edwards officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to Barnes United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Betty Darden, 33701 Statesville Road, Newsoms, Va. 23874.
Wright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.wrightfuneralhome.org.