From our March 1, 2001, edition.


Funeral services for James Burton “Jake” McDaniel, age 92, were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2001, in the Eastview Cemetery in Vernon, Texas, with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Burial was held in Eastview Cemetery in Vernon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. McDaniel died Monday, February 19, 2001, in Childress.  He was born April 22, 1908, in Young County.  At an early age, he moved with his family to Wilbarger County and attended and graduated from East Vernon School.  On December 24, 1932, he married Yvonne Belle Key in Vernon and they lived there until moving to Donley County in 1944.  She preceded him in death on November 25, 1995.  He was a farmer and cattleman.  He and his wife were members of a riding club and participated in all area parades until just a few years ago.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Burton McDaniel, Jr., on September 23, 1951, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Meyers.

Survivors include one sister, Berniece Anderson of Hedley; one niece and her husband, Romaine and Harold Gouge of Levelland; two sisters-in-law, Rosa Le Keene of Sherman and Mildred Hoffman of Gainesville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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