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Curtis Scott Darnell
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Curtis Scott Darnell, 50, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 3, 2014.

Scott gave his heart to the Lord at 10-years-old.

Scott spent almost all of his life as a resident of Forsyth County. He graduated in 1982 from Forsyth County High School, in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Polytech University, and with a master's degree in New Testament Theology in 2008 from Johnson Bible College.

Scott loved learning. An avid reader, he was knowledgeable in many subjects, but he particularly loved studying history, religion and the Bible.

Scott spent the majority of his professional career as a mechanical engineer with MeadWestvaco Inc. where he traveled the world working to solve problems and entertain others in conversation with his dry wit and strong southern accent.

Most recently, Scott had taken his years of experience and skill to join Kimberly-Clark Inc.; however, the work he loved the most was the calling placed in his heart at 19 years old, teaching the word of God.

Scott had a special gift in understanding the Bible and being able to carry that word to others. He was able to speak to congregations at almost every church in Forsyth County, several across the state, and a few out of state.

The most special times, though, were with his Sunday school classes. A member of First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, he loved his Sunday school class and his church.

His grandparents, George and Cecile Darnell, Weldon and Dean Corn; and step-grandmother, Katherine Darnell, preceded him in death

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Dr. Janice Darnell; son, Brice Darnell; parents, Stanley and Sue Darnell; brother, Steve and Melissa Darnell; father and mother-in-law, Harold and Jo Ann Smith; brother-in-law, Jason and Alison Smith; nieces and nephews, Kayla Darnell, Sophia Darnell, Sawyer Smith and Sydney Smith; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville with the Revs. Samuel Reed, Danny Bennett and the Dr. Jim Gaines officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.