Annie Ruth (Owen) McDanielJune 2, 1915 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 102)
Annie Ruth Owen McDaniel, age 102, of Pinnacle, NC, passed away on November 13, 2017 at her home.
She was born in the Brims Grove community and attended the long-since closed Brims Grove School. She grew up on the working farm of her parents, Creed and Nannie Franklin Owen.
After graduation, she married another local farmer, Lindo McDaniel. She was active in her community and for several years taught Sunday school at Brims Grove Baptist Church.
The course of her life was changed in 1950 with the untimely passing of her husband. McDaniel lost her mother that same year.
She eventually returned to school, attending High Point College to study for a teaching degree. She attained her goal at the age of 40 and began a career as a primary grades teacher.
After a short stint of teaching in Rural Hall, McDaniel learned of an opportunity to teach on military bases, working with the dependent children of those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The lure of travel combined with the opportunity to serve proved attractive to McDaniel, who spent the remainder of her career on military bases around the world. According to relatives, some of the locations she taught included Guam, Newfoundland, Iceland, Cuba, France, Germany and The Philippines.
She was someone who wanted to help when there was a need. She cared about her neighbors,and family, and always wanted to be there for them. She was know for her cherry outlook and could always lift you up by just being there.
She loved her flowers and enjoyed working with them.
She was blessed with some amazing care takers, that loved her dearly
Ms. McDaniel is survived by a nephew, Ronald (Ruth) Gordon; four nieces, Ina (Mac) Smith, Clara (Flake) Adkins, Oleta (Gerald) Faaborg, and Nancy (Julian) Wells; and one niece-in-law, Betty Owen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert McDaniel; a step-son, Robert Blaine McDaniel; two sisters, Addie Owen (Albert) Barnes and Elizabeth Owen (I.C.) Gordon; four brothers, Lester (Alma) Owen, Wick (Susan) Owen, Gid (Annie) Owen, and Woodrow Owen; a nephew, Howard Owen; and five nieces, Reba (Carl)Grogan, Katherine (Clyde) Fulk, Lucille (Boyd) Poe, Geraldine (Bob) Hudson, and Jacqueline (Hughes) Hall.
A Funeral Service will be conducted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Brim’s Grove Baptist Church at 2 P.M. with Rev. Gerald Jones officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Cox-Needham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Brim’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Homer Hicks, 1502 Brims Grove Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043.
Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain (http://www.coxneedham.com, www.facebook.com/coxneedham) is respectfully serving the McDaniel family.