Hubert Norton Darnell

Hubert Norton Darnell, age 80, of Betty’s Creek Community passed away, May 14, 2017, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.


Hubert was born in Rabun County the son of the late Hubert High Darnell and the late Ruth Norton Darnell. Hubert was stationed in Alaska during his service in the Army. He worked at Burlington Industries, was a part of Darnell Produce with his father, and a partner with his brother in the Piggly Wiggly store in Dillard. Hubert worked many years at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 57 years. A deacon at Betty’s Creek Baptist Church, Hubert loved singing all of his life and for many years sang in a quartet.


In addition to his parents, his brother, Stanley “Butch” Darnell, preceded Hubert in death.


Hubert is survived by his wife, Beatrice Parker Darnell; a sister, Pat Ketterson (Andy) of Omaha Nebraska; a sister-in-law, Kay Darnell of Betty’s Creek; aunt, Chris Wilson of Dillard; niece, Hilary Ketterson of Charleston, South Carolina; nephew Andrew Ketterson of  Omaha, Nebraska.


The family wanted to extend their many thanks and gratitude to Hugh Justice for all of his kind and compassionate care for Hubert.


The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Beck Funeral Home.


A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Betty’s Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Don Samples, Micky Justus, and Jerry Gragg officiating.


In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Rabun County Gideon’s Org. P.O. Box 241 Clayton, Georgia 30525.


Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at