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Jan. 30, 1928-Sept. 19, 2006

PRINCETON -- Thurman Daniels, 78, 167 Whitley Church Road, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.

Mr. Daniels was born in Wayne County Jan. 30, 1928, to the late Willie Benjamin Daniels and Margaret Elizabeth Adams Daniels.

He owned and operated his family paint and wallpaper business for more than 30 years.

Mr. Daniels served his country in the United States Navy. For those who knew him, Thurman will be remembered as a generous, caring man and loyal friend to so many. The love of his life was God, family and friends. Even during his illness, he never gave up or let go of his firm belief in his Lord and the power of prayer. He will be missed by many.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, of which he was a member with the Rev. Jimmy Whitfield, the Rev. Bill Rose, the Rev. Ferrell Hardison and the Rev. Andy Stovall officiating. Interment will Friday at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Daniels is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Evelyn Williford Daniels; his daughters, Lesa Mallery of Goldsboro, Nicole Anders and husband, Chris, of Pikeville, Melissa Wise and husband, Wayne, of Goldsboro, Gail Lundsford and husband, William, of Leakville, Miss.; his sons, Willie Daniels and wife, Kathy, of Saulston, Craig Daniels and wife, Pam, of South Carolina and Gary Daniels of Leaksville, Miss.; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brothers, Earl Daniels of Raleigh, James Harold Daniels of Goldsboro, Willie Roger Daniels of Texas, and Harvey Glenn Daniels of Texas; and his sisters, Thelma Rhodes, Minnie Bell Strickland and Margaret Pardon all of Goldsboro.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Daniels, Dan Daniels, Frank Williford, Wray Williford, Tim Bryson and Charles Coletrain. Honorary pallbearers will be Emory Daly, John Smith, Jack Boyette and Dennis Wells.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1100 The First Church Road, Goldsboro, 27534.

The family will receive friends following the service and other times at his home.

Arrangements are with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

(Written and Pd by the family)

Published in Obituaries on September 20, 2006 2:05 PM