Hiram J. Darden

Published 12:01 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Mr. Hiram J. Darden, 87, of LaGrange, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Hospice LaGrange.

Mr. Darden was born November 15, 1933, in Monroe County, son of the late Harry Dumas Darden and Carrie English Darden.

A veteran of service in the U.S. Army, he began a career in the railroad industry with Seaborne Airline and retired as a trainmaster from CSX Railroad in 1985, after more than 30 years of service.

He was currently a member of Loyd Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, but had been a long-time member of Greenville Presbyterian Church, where he had been a soloist and member of the choir and worked diligently for the church.

He enjoyed gardening and wood-working and served as a volunteer at Callaway Gardens for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, Regina Noggle Darden; son and daughter in-law, Jeffery and Karen Darden, all of LaGrange; brother and sister in-law, Harry and Carol Darden of Griffin; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jacqueline Darden.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, at the Sharon Cemetery in Sharon, Georgia, with the Reverend Steve Tidwell officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.