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Obituary -- Harry David Daniels

Harry David Daniels, 83, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Dermott, Ark. A lifetime resident of Dermott, he was born May 18, 1920, to the late Robert Julius and Neva Kennedy Daniels. He was the great-grandson of William Allen Daniels, one of the early settlers that came to Dermott in 1859. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Lamar Daniels, and a brother, Robert Julius Daniels.

Daniels was a graduate of Dermott High School in 1938, then attended Arkansas A & M in Monticello before going to war. He served in World War II with the 206th Anti-aircraft Battalion in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and as an infantry platoon leader with General Patton’s Third Army in Europe, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He also attended Dermott Church of Christ. Mr. Daniels, a cotton farmer, also retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years, and was also a business manager for Dr. H.W. Thomas in Dermott for 47 years.

Daniels was a breeder of Tennessee Walking Horses for over 50 years, producing several world champions including WGC Generator’s Elegance, WGC Generator’s Show Girl, WGC Generator’s Heir, WC Hallelujah Heyday, Generator’s Show Biz, Pego Perfection, Pride’s Ebony Ann, Pride’s Twilight Ann and Generator’s Hobo.

He is survived by his wife, Marrian Myer Daniels of Dermott, Ark.; two sons, Dr. David Daniels and his wife, Sandra Kay, and their children Jonathon, Morgan and Colleen all of Columbia, Tenn.; Dale Daniels and his wife, Kim, and their daughter, Audra of Little Rock, Ark.; one daughter, Dinah Ayecock and her husband, Terry, and their son, Jacob, and daughter, Jessica all of Tillar, Ark. Mr. Daniels is also survived by two nieces, Donna Daniels Starger of Broodville, Md., and Carol Daniels Boley of Phoenix, Ariz.

Services were held Tuesday, May 27 at the Dermott Church of Christ with Dr. R.E. Burt and Dr. C.F. Meyer officiating.

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