Alton McDaniel

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LAURINBURG — Alton Vernon McDaniel, 88, passed away peacefully Jan. 7, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Born August 27, 1928 in Horry County, SC, he was the son of the late Alton and Georgia Lewis McDaniel.

He served in the United States Army before moving to Laurinburg in the early 1950's. It was here where he met his wife, Martha Peele McDaniel of 62 years. Vernon was a retiree of Libbey-Owens Ford Company. His passion in life was spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Benny McDaniel; sisters, Edna Haselden, Sue Phillips, Margie Sawyer; Clara Turner.

He is survived by his wife, Martha McDaniel of the home; sons, Ray McDaniel of Laurinburg, Dale McDaniel (Vicky) of Laurinburg and Tommy McDaniel (Luann) of Wagram; three grandchildren, Dr. Garrett McDaniel (Kristy) of Laurinburg, Ashley McDaniel (Walker) of Tennessee and Jonathan McDaniel of Greenville; great-granddaughter Brianna, and great granddaughter to be, Avery. He is also survived by two sisters, Eunice Herrington (Dale) of Aynor, SC, and Lomeria Hickman of Mullins, SC.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium in Laurinburg.

A Celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Wagram Church of God.

Memorials may be made to Wagram Church of God, PO Box 491, Wagram, NC 28396. McDougald Funeral Home & Crematorium is serving the family.

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McDougald Funeral Home & Crematorium
305 East Church Street
Laurinburg, NC 28353
(910) 276-2200
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2017