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Ella Daniel Obituary

Ella Grey Brown Daniel
Ella Grey Brown Daniel

April 6, 1921 - September 11, 2018
Born in Rockingham, NC
Resided in Asheville, NC
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Ella Grey Brown Daniel, 97, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Care Partners Solace Center.

She was born April 6, 1921, in Rockingham, NC to the late Joseph P. and Ida Katherine McNeil Brown. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alderson Daniel.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and had been a resident of the Beverly Hills community since 1950. Ella was a charter member of Groce United Methodist Church. She was very active at the church and held many offices including member and president of the Women's Society, and also president of the PrimeTimers. She was recently honored with a plaque recognizing her 65 years of service to Groce Church. She lived her whole life as a disciple of Christ.

Survivors include her son, Charles A. "Danny" Daniel, Jr. (Marcia); her daughters, Nina D. Waddell (Dan) and Janet D. Branan (Neal); her grandchildren, Steven D. Waddell (Amy), Ellie W. Chandler (Steve), Philip C. Waddell, Allison D. Sprowles (Jamie), Brett A. Daniel (Heather), Andy N. Branan (Bonnie), Mary Grey B. Ray (Justin); nine great grandchildren plus one "on the way"; her sister, Frances B. Brooks; many nephews and nieces, and her loving care giver Pat Wright, who brightened up her last months of life with her presence. Also, a big thank you to Dr. Kemp Battle, her friend and doctor, who lengthened her life with wise medical care.

A private graveside service will be held at Green Hills Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Groce UMC with Rev. Gerald Davis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in Asbury Hall.

Memorials may be made to Groce United Methodist Church Capital Improvement Fund, 954 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC, 28805.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family and the online memorial is available at




Groce United Methodist Church
954 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC US 28805
Saturday, September 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Service
Groce United Methodist Church
954 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC US 28805
Saturday, September 22, 2018
2:00 PM


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