The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Holy House of God Church, Plant Street, Montezuma, Georgia, where Elder Bell Vinson is pastor. Brother Bobby Smith, pastor of Montezuma Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brown Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Georgia Highway 224, Montezuma, Georgia.
Eddie was born May 14, 1931 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mamie Collier Darity and Boysie Darity. He was preceded in death by three siblings, Willie Darity, Arthur Darity and Ralph Darity. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter and Webster Counties. After many years of dedicated services, he retired as a sanitation worker with the City of Montezuma in 1997. He also worked with William Brown Farm, LLC for ten years and with Walter Mathews and Staff for three years.
On September 9, 1988 Eddie was united in holy matrimony to the former Mary Louise Davis and to his extended family he was blessed with an additional ten children, giving them a total of nineteen children. Four children preceded him in death, Sonny Darity, Eddie Darity, Jr. Sammy Darity and Barbara Davis Green.
Survivors are a beloved wife of twenty-four years, Mary Darity, Montezuma, Georgia; fifteen children, Irene Reese, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Eloise Cochran (Delacy), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Cathy Mann (Charles), Walter Darity (Christie), Peggie Johnson all of Montezuma, Georgia, Billie Johnson, Warner Robins, Georgia, Ethel Lawrence (Donald), Havana, Florida, Tony Davis, Emmett Davis, Montezuma, Georgia, Harvey Mallard, Powder Springs, Georgia, Wendy M. Hannor, Simeal Cromer (Paul), Sheila Perkins (Richard), all of Montezuma, Georgia, Adam Davis and Anterica Davis both of Columbus, Georgia; one sister Minnie Reliford (Archie), Albany, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Roxie Darity, Miami, Florida; thirty-nine grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren; a devoted uncle, Eugene Wade, Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Anterica Davis(Sunday, March 30 14 01:15 am EDT)
Some days it seem so unreal. Not having my father anymore has been a daily struggle. Those that say it take time to heal 'Lied". I do believe ill live the rest of my life with a hole in my heart. There is so much I wish I could go back and say to the man I loved so much. However time is all I don't have remaining with you. Please know daddy that I will forever love you. Until we meet again.
- SARA CLEMONS(Monday, August 13 12 11:14 pm EDT)
GRIEF CAN BE SO HARD BUT OUR SPECIAL MEMORIES HELP US COPE WITH THE LOSS.WISHING YOU COMFORT IN THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES OF[MR.EDDIE DARITY,SR.],THE ONE WHO MEANT SO MUCH TO YOU.
FIND COMFORT IN THE SCRIPTURES...JOHN 5:28-29 AND 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4].YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
- Sherry Francine Oliver(Friday, August 10 12 07:14 am EDT)
Mary Louise, and family. May the Holy Spirit of God be a divine comfort at this time.May you all cherish the sweet memories of your love one. May God bless and keep you all.
- MELVYNA CURGIL(Tuesday, August 07 12 02:48 pm EDT)
I SORRY FOR THE LOST OF MR, EDDIE DARITY, MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.