|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1854|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1931|
Obit: Grayson-Carroll Gazette Thurs Jan 29, 1931ý
Nancy Caroline, daughter of Isaac and Charlotte Barton, was born January 17, 1854, died January 3, 1931, age seventy-six years, eleven months and seventeen days.
She was married to Zachariah S. Daniel May 18, 1876. To this union was born nine children: Mrs. J.W. Boyer, Cedar Springs, Va.; Opie Daniel and Mrs. Wiley Taylor, Independence, Va.; Mrs. A.N. Moore, Fries, Va.; Claude, Vergie and Clyde at the old home, Fries, Va., still live to mourn the loss of a dear mother.
Two of her children and her husband preceded her to the Great Beyond. A son, Otto, died at Camo Humphrey, October 13, 1918; a daughter, Mrs. Ila Funk, died May 12, 1924; her husband September 16, 1923.
Three sisters and one brother survive: Mrs. Emma Smith, Roaring Gap, N.C.; Mrs. Mollie Ward, Mrs. Etta Bedwell, Independence, Va.; and Mr. Billy Barton, Fries, Va.
At the death of her daughter, Ila, she took in her two children, an infant and the next oldest child, and helped to care for them until her death. Her interest in these children is evidenced in the fact that just before her death she asked those at home to look after them and have them say their prayers.
Mrs. Daniel realized that according to nature she could not be here many more years. On her last visit to her daughter, Maude, while discussing death, she calmly said, "I am not worrying about death." And when the illness came which took her away. she said to her son, Claude, as he stood by her bedside, "I have thought all the time I would get well, but if it is the Lord's will to take me I am ready to go." When nearing the end of the way she said to her daughter, "Vergie, I am going away for a while. Don't work too hard." Later on taking her son by the hand she said, "Look at the flowers! I see my home! I see my home!" And looking out over the river of death she folded her hands and, "went away for a while."
She was converted in early life and joined the Methodist church at Independence. After her marriage she moved her membership to Summerfield, where she remained a faithful member until she joined the church triumphant. She was a quiet, unassuming character, beloved by her husband, children and all who knew her. She lived her life among us. We all knew her and it is useless to extoll her goodness. Her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.C. Spurlin, and her remains were tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery near the church of which she was a member.
Dead? No, she is not dead!
"There is no death! Although we grieve
What beautiful familiar forms,
That we gave learned to love are torn
From our embracing arms.
Although with bowed and breaking hearts,
With sable garb and silent tread;
We bear their senseless dust to rest,
And say that they are are "dead."
They have but dropped their robe of clay,
To put their shining raiment on,
They have not wandered far away,
They are not lost, nor gone."
Zachariah Stephen Daniel (1842 - 1923)
Paulena P Daniel Boyer (1877 - 1963)*
James Claude Daniel (1883 - 1940)*
Ila Bruce Daniel Funk (1884 - 1924)*
Virgie Mae Daniel (1888 - 1931)*
Otto Marlin Daniel (1889 - 1918)*
Maude Daniel Taylor (1894 - 1970)*
Lattie Clyde Daniel (1896 - 1987)*
Summerfield United Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Suzanne Hayes
Record added: Jul 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93918226