Pauline Bess Daniels
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Pauline Bess Daniels
  • October 27, 1921 - September 30, 2014
  • Morganton, North Carolina

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Pauline Gwaltney Daniels, 92, of the Oak Hill Community, passed away on September 30, 2014 following a period of declining health. Born on October 27, 1921, Pauline was the daughter of the late Marion Edgar and Rose Fox Gwaltney.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Durwood (Dan) Daniels, sisters, Nora Lee Davis and Marion Emma Gwaltney. Those left to cherish her memory include son, James Daniels and his wife, Violet Goodwin Daniels of Cedar Island, N.C., and two daughters Kathryn Daniels Rowland of the home, and Maureen Daniels Spangler and her husband, Phillip M. Spangler, of West Columbia, S.C. Pauline is also survived by one brother, Edgar Gwaltney and his wife, Gayle Hardy Gwaltney, two sisters, Cora Sue Draughon and Nancy Ollis and her husband, David A. Ollis, all of Morganton.
Surviving are her grandchildren, Jamie Daniels of Wanchese, N.C., Lara Wade James and her husband, Anthony James of Waynesville, N.C., Joseph Daniels and his wife, Kelley of Wilmington, N.C., Linda Daniels Goodwin of Cedar Island, N.C., Danielle Grasse Lee of Salisbury, N.C., James Scott Grasse and his wife, Christal Perry Grasse of Morganton, N.C., Sara Kathryn Rowland of Greensboro, N.C. and Cameron Rush Spangler and his wife, Julia Marie Spangler of Gilbert, S.C..
Fourteen Great grandchildren also survive; Kerian and Rhiya Christopherson, Samantha and Quinn Goodwin, Justin, Joshua and Matthew Lee, Tyler and Cody Grasse, Alex and Victoria Spangler, Brittani Wade, and Lauren and Kyle Caraway. Great, great grandchildren are Drake Smith and Andrea Johnson.
A service of remembrance will be held at Zion Baptist Church, 3394 Pea Ridge Road, Morganton, N.C. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2 PM, Pastor Keith Rose Officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A committal service will be held at a later date.
Pauline was an active member of her community and her church her entire life, having served many roles including church historian for forty years. She was the oldest female member at the time of her death. She retired from Drexel Furniture Company after 32 years employment as an executive secretary at the main office.
In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the building fund of Zion Baptist Church. Pauline will be missed by her family whom she loved dearly and by all those whose friendship she cherished. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkseymorganton.com. Services entrusted to Kirksey Funeral home in Morganton