Ella McDaniel Daniell-Davidson

Published 6:41 am Friday, February 8, 2013

March 29, 1917 –

Feb. 9, 2013

Mrs. Ella McDaniel Daniell-Davidson, 95, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Bainbridge. The Rev. Paul Medley will be officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.

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Interment will be at 4 p.m. at Akridge Cemetery, in Sale City, Ga., with Dr. David Benton officiating.

Ella McDaniel was born March 29, 1917 in Sale City, Ga., to Robert Paul McDaniel and Claudia Akridge McDaniel. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class. Ella married Harper Carson Daniell. She was a flight instructor, teaching jet pilots how to read and use their instruments, for Southern Airways.

Later, she helped organize the Southern Airways reunions. She later worked as a pharmacy technician for Bainbridge State Hospital. Mrs. Daniell is a member of First Baptist Church of Bainbridge, joining March 25, 1951. After the loss of her husband, she married Richard (Dick) Davidson. Ella was a member of the Pilot Club of Bainbridge, Daughters of the American Revolution, local Garden Club, and Saints Alive Choir. She was a wonderful cook. Ella was disciplined and smart. She was an organized, tough lady that loved to sew and knit. Even at her advanced age, last Christmas, she had sewn gifts for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Harper Carson Daniell Sr. and Richard (Dick) Davidson; daughters, Elleanor Miller and Genie Porter; and granddaughter, Ashley.

Ella Daniell is survived by her son, Harper Carson Daniell Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister Barbara Blackburn of Sale City; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews, including Peggy Daniell and Sue D. Van Meter, Andy McDaniel and Robert McDaniel.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the deacons of First Baptist Church for the care and love they have shown to Ella.

Cox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.