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Darlis Kilby

Memorial services for Darlis Bennetts Kilby, 81, of Hendersonville, N.C., were conducted.

Mrs. Kilby died Saturday, Dec. 27, in Pardee Hospital following a lengthy illness.

She was a fourth-generation native of Grass Valley and was born to George and Sadie Bennetts. She lived in Henderson County for the past 10 years. She attended business college for two years and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for three and a half years during World War II. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Loyd Kilby; daughter and son-in-law, Caren Lee and Charles R. Bell of Orlando, Fla.; son, Alan C. Kilby of Gaffney, S.C.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins and relatives in Grass Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 312 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville, N.C. 28739.

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