Former Toombs County Agent Eston Daniels died suddenly Monday night,March 13, 1989, in Meadows Memorial Hospital. He was 66.
Mr. Daniels had served as Toombs County Extension Director for 25 years before retiring. He was a native of Tift County and a veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Lyons United Methodist Church and a past teacher of the John Durst Sunday School Class. Mr. Daniels was also a past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
He had moved to Higgston following his retirement from the University of Georgia Extension Department.
He is survived by his wife; Mrs. Marion Wilkes Daniels of Higgston; one son Danny(Kay)Daniels of Lyons; two daughters, Mrs. Gail(Rodney) Edenfield and Mrs. Debbie(Wayne) Johnson, both of Lyons; two step sons; Rev. Craig Wilkes of Columbia, S.C. and Steve Wilkes of Higgston; three grandchildren; four step grandchildren; two brothers; Ralph L. "Jake" Daniels of Tifton and Jack Daniels of Jacksonville,Fla; four sisters; Mrs. Mildred Bailey and Mrs. Inez McBrayer, both of Tifton,Ga; Mrs. Nall Hall of Nashville,Georgia and Mrs. Bobbie Terrell of Albany; his mother ;Mrs. Kate Daniels of Tifton and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday at the Lyons First United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig Wilkes and Rev. Carl Bishop officiating. Interment was in Lyons City Cemetery.
Jones-Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.
****************************************************** U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Eston Daniels Birth Year: 1922 Race: White, Citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Georgia State of Residence: Georgia County or City: Tift
Enlistment Date: 27 Oct 1942 Enlistment State: Georgia Enlistment City: Fort Mcpherson Atlanta Branch: Air Corps Branch Code: Air Corps Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: General farmers Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 66 Weight: 137
1930 United States Federal Census about Eston Daniel Name: Eston Daniel Home in 1930: Tifton, Tift, Georgia View Map Age: 7 Estimated birth year: abt 1923 Relation to Head of House: Son Father's name: Levis F Daniel Mother's name: Kate B Daniel Race: White
Household Members: Name Age Levis F Daniel 43 Kate B Daniel 33 Mildred Daniel 15 Ralph Daniel 13 Alfred Daniel 9 Eston Daniel 7 Ruby K Daniel 6 Nancy Daniel 4 Jack Daniel 1 2/12