Live Oak —
Susie Lee Harper
Oct. 23, 1924 - Oct. 18, 2012
Susie Lee Harper McMullen, of Live Oak, was peacefully called in her sleep and in the presence of her family to Heaven on October 18, 2012. Susie Lee was born October 23, 1924 in Raleigh, NC to Talmadge and Susie Lee Tharrington Harper. Having lost her mother at birth, Susie Lee was raised by her grandparents Rev. John and Belinda Harper at Laurel Hill near Louisburg, NC. At an early age she confessed Christ as her Savior and lived her 87 years as a testament of her faith.
Susie Lee attended Campbell College then Duke University before working in the Naval Shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. There she shortened her name from Susie Lee to Sue and met a Marine, from Live Oak, Florida, named C.B. McMullen. They married on February 14, 1945 in Live Oak and being a young military couple experienced life in several locations before ending up in Raleigh, NC for a brief time. From there they moved to New York City then back to Raleigh before heading down to Live Oak, Florida for a short time before moving to Delray Beach, Florida for a few years. A young couple with three small girls Sue and C.B. packed up and moved back to Live Oak in 1955 where she spent the rest of her life.
Sue retired from Sears with 35 years of service and was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church and Gleaners Sunday School class. For many years she taught Sunday School. She was an active member of the Disabled Veterans Association Auxiliary and served as Commander for many years. Sue had a tremendous impact in her children's walk with God and will always be remembered as someone who put God first, had a strong moral character, never said anything unkind about others and remained positive in any situation. Sue possessed exceptional warmth and generosity with a smile to everyone she encountered.
Sue was the inspiration for the book, "From England & Scotland to Franklin County, NC And Beyond" which detailed her family history for 1,200 years. She was a direct descendent of Kings and Queens in England, Scotland and Norway and is the 26th great-granddaughter of William The Conqueror, King of England.
Sue was preceded by death by her husband of 58 years; a grandson, Shane Montgomery, great grandson, Dylan Dunn; and a brother, Tommy Harper of Durham, NC.
To cherish her memory and teachings, Sue leaves her children, Brenda (Cecil) Dunn of Live Oak, Dianne (John) Dyer of Wake Forest, NC, Patsy Dominick of Wake Forest and Live Oak and David (Robin) McMullen of Orange Park, FL. a sister, Betty Francis of Durham, NC. Eleven grandchildren; Shawn Valdez-Infinger, Lesley Foster, John Dunn, Michael Dunn, April Maley, Christina Driggers, Evelyn Dyer, Matthew McMullen, Mitchell McMullen, John Schueneman and Katie Schueneman. 14 great-grandchildren; Aaron Dunn, Billy Valdez, Shayna Valdez, Ashley Valdez, Savannah Fogerson, Aspen Foster, Gabriel Dunn, Daniel Dunn, Kaylee Dunn, Brittany Dunn, Karisa Wright, Rosie Grabowski, Ryan Gauthier and Mason Gauthier. Four great-great grandchildren; Mya Dunn, Bethany Dunn, Karma Dunn and Shane Valdez. Two sisters-in-law; Helen Cribbs and Elizabeth McMullen plus many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
At her request there will be no prior visitation. You are invited to the family's celebration of her life with those she blessed at 10:00 am Monday, October 22, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Live Oak.
Services are entrusted to Daniels Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to First Baptist Church (Library Fund) 4109 W. Howard Street, Live Oak, FL or Church of Christ (Food Pantry) 1497 Irvin Ave SW, Live Oak, FL in Sue's name.
Solomon McDaniel, Jr.
February 6, 1943 –
October 9, 2012
Solomon McDaniel, age 69 was born February 6, 1943 in Live Oak, Florida to the late Rev. Solomon McDaniel, Sr. and Ms. Clorate Washington McDaniel. He departed this life Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Haven Hospice Hospital in Lake City, Florida. Solomon attend Suwannee County public school. He was converted at an early age.
He is preceded in death his wife Mrs. Dorothy McZell McDaniel, father and mother Rev. Solomon McDaniel and Ms. Clorate W. McDaniel, 3 brothers Bennie, Leroy and Jerry and 3 sisters Cleo, Autry Mae and Shirley Ann. He is survived by two children Mr. Gregory Randall and Ms. Latonya Randall of Largo, Florida; Mother Ms. Annie L. McDaniel – Live Oak, Florida; Sisters – Ms. Willie Mae Brown, Patricia McDaniel, and Angela Harrell/Bobby of Largo, Florida; Ms. Deloris M. Sellers/Berthel Thompson, Shirley Sneed/Vassel, Leslie J. McDaniel, Sr./Winnie, and Edward J. McDaniel/Cathy of Live Oak, FL; Ms. Maybell Tyler, St. Petersburg, FL; Mr. Clyde Smith, Jacksonville, FL; Mr. Ronnie K. McDaniel/Lois Ellis –Huntsville, Ala; Derrick McDaniel/Jennie, Tampa, FL; Samuel H. McDaniel/Sandi, Honolulu, Hawaii. Brother-in-law Everage Cherry/Mildred, Live Oak, Fl. Special nieces Clorate (Missy) McDaniel and Sharon Gulley of Largo, Fl. Special Friend Ms. Brenda Taylor of Jasper, FL. Seven grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends. Home going service will be Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1p.m. at Sweet Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Live Oak, FL - Rev. Donald D. Walker, Pastor Rev. Deloris M. Sellers is officiating. Bennie Thomas Funeral Home, Live Oak, FL is in charge of all the arrangements.
Ward Wesley Murray
Oct. 14, 2012
Ward Wesley Murray, 84, Live Oak, FL passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012 after a long illness. The St. Clair County, AL native moved to Live Oak in 1997 from Sanford, FL and retired after 25 years from HCA Hospital Corporation. He loved gardening, all sports and was of the Church of God faith. Mr. Murray is survived by his wife: Thelma Murray, Live Oak , FL; two daughters: Joyce (Dr. Richard) Cairl, Morriston, FL, Wanda (Donnie) Anderson, Live Oak, FL; seven sisters: Leetha Mae Robinson, AL, Birtie Lee Johns, AL, Frances Pope, Jacksonville, FL, Luvinia Bellew, Rimlap, AL, Laura (Billy) Gilliland, Boaz, AL, Juda Marlene (Jack) McBurnett, Pinson, AL, Carolyn (Wilford) Wilson, Ashville, AL; one brother: Calvin (Doris) Murray, Oneonta, AL; four grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Service was held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 18th at Daniels Memorial Chapel with Rev. W.C. Cobb officiating and interment followed in Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Live Oak and Branford, FL in charge of arrangements.