Clay Aiken – Misty1958

It is always sad when you lose a member of your family.  And, the Claynation is a family of sorts.

Misty1958 was a huge fan of Clay Aiken.  She supported Clay in any way she could….concerts, internet, contributions..she was a great fan.

One of her dear friends sent us a short obituary on this lovely lady and we would like to share it with you.

Darla Diane Farley, 50, passed away at home on June 22.  Darla was a wonderful, loving wife of 29 years, one of the best mothers on the planet, and a truly unique woman.

She was born to Bill and Barbara Honaker in Huntington, W.V.  on Aug. 14, 1958, and graduated from Huntington East HS.  She and husband Barry married in July 1980 and moved to Lake County, where Darla worked to help open the Belk’s in Lake Square Mall before joining the Private Industry Council as a financial assistant.  She committed all of her energies to her family after over a decade of service to Lake County.

Darla was a great academics, basketball, baseball, bowling, band, and cross country mom for Bryan, and was an avid Clay Aiken fan. Widely known as one of the most enthusiastic of all the Claymates, Darla attended approximately 35 concerts and galas, and was a supporter of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation, which provides autistic children opportunities for summer camps.

A great friend to many, Darla was a terrific listener and she loved to travel, cruise, and read all about Clay and her fellow Claymates on the web.

Darla is survived by husband Barry, son Bryan (Nikki), brother Greg (Sue).  No services will occur, and the family requests that any remembrances be sent to the Bubel/Aiken Foundation ( or the American Cancer Society (

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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Misty1958

  1. My sincere condolences to Darla’s family and friends and to her Clay family, especially those who shared many wonderful moments with her. While the name and the face seem somewhat familiar to me, I don’t know if I ever had the pleasure of meeting her but she certainly sounds like one I wish I had met.

    Rest in peace, Darla.

  2. Darla sounds like such a wonderful woman….

    My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and dear friends…..

    It’s always sad when we lose one of our own fan of Clay’s….


  3. Rest in peace, Misty58. May the Lord hold your loved ones in His arms and grant them comfort at this difficult time.

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