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Martha Boyd Darsey

August 25, 1928 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 91)


Martha Boyd Bowden Darsey, 91, of Albany, Georgia, passed away June 19, 2020. Family graveside services will be held Monday, June 22, at 11:00 AM at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Debbie Cone will officiate.

Mrs. Darsey was born in Tifton, Georgia, on August 25, 1928 to A.L. and Ethel Bowden. After graduating from Tifton High School, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Homemaking Education from Georgia State College for Women, Milledgeville, Georgia. She was active in Methodist youth programs and participated in a summer caravan program in the California Methodist conference. After college, she taught school in Meigs, Georgia where she served as director of the homemaking department of Meigs High School.

Martha married C. Herschel Darsey in 1951 and moved to Albany, Georgia. She worked beside her husband in their family businesses, Darsey Oil Company, Christian Book and Gift and Darsey Private School. A long-time member of Avalon Methodist Church, she was active in women’s ministries. She volunteered for several years with the American Cancer Society. She devoted many hours to her card ministry, sending custom-made birthday cards to hundreds of people through the years. Mrs. Darsey was preceded in death by her husband, C. Herschel Darsey.

Survivors include her children, Maelu (Lew) Culpepper, Chuck (Cris) Darsey and Boyd Darsey; her grandchildren, Adam (Kristin) Culpepper, Jessica (Blake) Pierce, Darsey (Brian) Landoe, Patrick Darsey, Ben (Whitney) Culpepper and Stuart Darsey; and her great-grandchildren, Ella Pierce, Caughey Culpepper, Henry Culpepper and Ellie Culpepper.

The family offers special thanks to Mrs. Darsey's extended family, Lenora, Renita, Minnie, Shirley, Gail, Jonta, Elaine and Cassandra. The family also thanks the caring staff at Wynfield Park.

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Funeral Service
June 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Crown Hill Cemetery
1907 Dawson Road
Albany, GA 31707

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