Joe Leslie Darley

Published 8:31 pm Friday, December 20, 2013

Darley_Joe_FolderJoe Leslie Darley, 73, of Albany, Ga., and formerly of Bainbridge, passed

away Wednesday, Dec.18, 2013 at Willson Hospice House in Albany.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21,

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2013 at Delwood Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Hall and Rev. Andy Hall

officiating. Interment will follow at Delwood Baptist Church Cemetery with

Andy Moss, Landon Lanier, Shannon Brock, Kevin Kearns, Jimmy Pollock, Gary Wooten, Oliver Smith, Trevor Pollock, and William Darley serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the

funeral at Delwood Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Delwood Baptist Church Youth and Children Fund, C/O Janet Brock, 242 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Climax, GA 39834.

Mr. Darley was born June 17, 1940 in Bainbridge, the son of Bob Cannon

Darley and Elma Burnum Darley. He lived in several cities in Georgia and

recently moved back to Albany. He was a landscaper and former owner of

Decatur Garden & Farm Supply in Bainbridge. Mr. Darley was a member of

Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, and was a former member of Delwood

Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughters, Leslie South and her husband, Ronny, of

Braselton, Ga. and Cyndi Williams and her husband, Kerry, of Monroe, Ga.; his siblings, Gordon Darley and his wife, Eleanor, of Albany, and Geraldine

Kearns of Quincy, Fla.; and his grandchildren, Lyndsey South, Kaelyn Darley, Kamryn Darley, Timothy Darley; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Bobby Darley, Ehrlich Darley, Verlyn Smith, and Sara Mae Darley; and his former wife, Emily Darley.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,