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 Dora <I>Matteson</I> McDaniel

Dora Matteson McDaniel

Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 20 May 2011 (aged 85)
Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
Burial Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
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Memorial ID 110179611 · View Source
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Dora Matteson McDaniel, 85, died at her daughter's residence in Griffin, GA, on May 20, 2011. Mrs. McDaniel was born in Greenville, SC, on May 7, 1926, to the late Frank C. and Grace Cox Matteson. She also was preceded in death by her husband, L. Norman McDaniel, and a granddaughter, Lisa Meredith Leopard.

She is survived by her daughters, Lara Douglass (Bill) of Austin, TX, and Cathy Gardner (Wayne) of Griffin, GA, four grandchildren, Matt Leopard (Violet) of Houston, TX, Greg Gardner (Arisbe) of Washington, DC, Mary Melissa Gardner of Washington, DC, and Spencer Douglass of Austin, TX, one great granddaughter, Kristin Leopard of Houston, TX, one sister, June Wagner of Greenville, SC, numerous nieces and nephews, and her lifelong friend, Beverly Center of Atlanta, GA.

She will be remembered for her warm smile and as a loving Mother, Grandmother, and friend who spent her life as one who always gave to others. Her Christian faith was the foundation of her life. She was a loyal and active member of Sans Souci Baptist Church, Greenville, SC, Ravenwood Baptist Church, Columbia, SC, and Southside Baptist Church, Griffin, GA. She truly lived the life that Jesus Christ taught - loving and giving unconditionally, never judging others, and sharing her Christian faith in all of her deeds and actions. We ask that if your mother remains with you today, please visit, call, or write her to insure that she knows your love for her. Our Mother knew our love and we always knew and felt her love. That knowledge makes the parting much more bearable.

Friends may visit the family from 12:30 to 2:00 pm on May 29, 2011 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, SC. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 pm at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville, SC. Haisten McCullough Funeral Home of Griffin, GA, and Thomas McAfee Funeral Home of Greenville, SC, are in charge of arrangements.


Published in The Greenville News from May 27 to May 29, 2011

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 110179611
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dora Matteson McDaniel (7 May 1926–20 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110179611, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Chris Smith (contributor 46966768) .