Friends remembered: Elizabeth L. Darlington

friends remembered
Elizabeth L. Darlington

Elizabeth L. Darlington, 87, of Columbia, S.C., died Jan. 2, 2016.  She was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 2006 for her actions of Oct. 12, 2005, by which she—at age 77—helped to save her brother-in-law from his burning house in Hickory, N.C.   A retired interior designer, Darlington was a guest in the home when fire broke out at a propane heater in the den and threatened her brother-in-law.  She and her sister—her twin—managed to drag him to safety.  Darlington suffered first-degree burns but recovered.  After receiving the award, she remained in contact with the Hero Fund, befriending and charming the staff.