Ruth McDaniel

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mrs. Ruth Belch McDaniel, 90, died at the Guardian Care Nursing Home in Ahoskie on Tuesday, November 25, 2008.
She was the daughter of the late Mary E. Copeland Belch and Jesse Belch of Rich Square. She was born on March 25, 1918. She graduated from the Rich Square High School in 1935 and continued her education at East Carolina Teacher’s College, receiving her B.A. Degree in Elementary Education in 1939. She taught in Northampton County where she retired in 1979 after 31 years.
She was a member of the Woodland Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Halifax-Northampton Retired School Personnel and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Roger L. McDaniel Sr.; three sisters, Jessie Helen Belch, Bernice B. Benthall of Rich Square, Hazel B. Pate of Angier; and three brothers, Vernon C. Belch, Robert L. Belch of Rich Square and Felton E. Belch of Castalia.
Survivors include her three sons, Dr. Roger L. McDaniel Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Raleigh, Jesse S. McDaniel and his wife, Beverly, of Raleigh and Robert C. McDaniel of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Brenda McDaniel of Raleigh; one sister, Myrtle B. Hedgepeth of Castalia; and very good friends, Jessie Mae Bryant and Clara Barnes.
Graveside services were conducted on Friday, November 28 at 2 p.m. at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square with the Rev. Marcus Pond officiating.
The family received friends at Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square on Friday, November 28 prior to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Woodland Baptist Church, PO Box 444, Woodland, NC 27897.
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