Clifford “Tebo” Daniels
age 84, (2 months,11 days short to 85th birthday) b: December 8,
1929 d: September 27, 2014 | Preston Mississippi
Kemper County Messenger Also published in WinstonWebNews, Sunday September 28, 2014
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Clifford "Tebo" Daniels
Funeral services for Clifford "Tebo" Daniels were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Jones and Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Music was provided by Dawn Parkes and Scott Prater. Interment followed in Coy Methodist Church Cemetery in Preston under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home of Louisville.
Mr. Daniel died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1929, in Neshoba County to Elvin and Bessie Luke Daniels. He was a faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church, a veteran of the Marine Corp, and a Free Mason. He was known among his family and friends for sharing wisdom and good sound advice, as well as being a benevolent man throughout the community. After graduating Prince Chapel High School and ECCC, he began his vocation as an electrician, working at Spartus Corporation for many years of his career. He also had a private electrical business, farmed, and raised cattle. Mr. "Tebo", as he was lovingly called, enjoyed watching sports on television and traveling to see his daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters play sports. In his high school days, he was known for his ability to play basketball and later for playing and teaching others the fundamentals of the game. In later life, he traveled many miles to play checkers, winning many tournaments and was well-known among his checker peers. He lived life well and followed one of his favorite scripture passages: "...but for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, B. W. Daniels.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Christine Patterson Daniels; two daughters, Barbara (Robert) Pearson; and Betty (David) Cotton, all of Preston; three granddaughters, Christy Pearson (Travis) Creel, Beth Pearson Boatner, and Becky Pearson, all also of Preston; and "Papa D" to five great-granddaughters, Breanna Boatner, Emma Creel, Bailey Boatner, Abby Creel, and Avery Creel; two sisters, Sara McBrayer and Dorothy (Joe) Stokes, all from Demopolis, Ala.; and in-laws, Tilton and Jane Patterson of Preston; James and Martha Patters of Philadelphia, Mississippi; and Junior Robertson of Louisville. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Pallbearers were Ferrell Alexander, Travis Creel, Derrell McBrayer, Ricky Patterson, Sherlon Patterson, and Mike Robertson. Honorary pallbearers were be the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Harmony Baptist Church. Memorials may be given to Gideons International Kemper Camp or to The Way Community Church, c/o Vicki Chambliss, P. O. Box 1123, Louisville, MS 39339.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.
Kemper County Messenger
Also published in WinstonWebNews, Sunday September 28, 2014
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