53 year old Eugene Darnell of Brush Creek died Thursday at his residence after an extended illness. He was a Pentecostal and was pastor at the House of Prayer for ten years. He was also a retired iron worker and member of the Iron Worker’s Local 492. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Brown, Jerry Braswell, and Phillip Bandy will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Kimbro and Minnie Lee Swoape Darnell; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Darnell. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Darnell of Brush Creek. Two children, Tammy and her husband Chad Coppinger of Short Mountain and Jeremy and his wife Kristy Darnell of Hartsville. Three grandchildren, Wesley and Pacey Coppinger and Samantha Darnell. Three brothers, Horace Darnell of Lebanon, and Buddy and Jimmy Darnell of Normandy. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses in lieu of flowers.