Though they got his name wrong, the Daily Times ran this article on the funeral of Charles Henry Darden.
Wilson Daily Times, 30 March 1931.
- Charles H. Darden
- Ruth Cobb — Cobb was a public school teacher.
- Rev. J.E. Kennedy — John E. Kennedy, pastor of Saint John A.M.E. Zion church.
- Rev. Fred M. Davis — long-time pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church and, in the 1930s, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.
- Dr. W.J. Trent — William J. Trent, president of Livingstone College, an A.M.E. Zion-affiliated institution.
- John H. Clark — Clark, an Episcopalian and prominent community member
- S.H. Vick — Samuel H. Vick, Presbyterian, a businessman who, with Darden, was the most prominent African-American citizen of Wilson in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Col. John F. Bruton
- Fred Swindell — a white lawyer afforded the honorific “Mister,” which was denied Darden (despite all other encomiums) Clark, and Vick.