Buena Daniel


CHARLOTTE Buena Coleman Daniel, 94, retired school teacher, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, peacefully at her home.She was the widow of the late James E. Daniel. A native of Dickson County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Vera Wall Coleman. She taught school for 37 years, teaching her first year in a one room schoolhouse grades one through eighth, later teaching elementary and high school students. She taught at the Charlotte High School and later taught at the Dickson County High School. She was history department chairman and taught accelerated American History until she retired in 1981. Also, she formerly served on a board for the accreditation of high schools. Her students were one of her joys of life. She was well known for "put a star by this" while she was lecturing, helping her students to know they would see that again on their test. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1936, from there she attended Austin Peay State University receiving her B.S. in education and later completing her masters degree in education. She married Dickson native James Daniel Nov. 19, 1938 and was married for 67 years until his death in 2006. Mrs. Daniel had a great love for history, teaching and travel. She and James visited each state of the Union as well as various places in Europe and the Caribbean. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, Honorary Teachers Society, the NEA and TEA. She was a longtime member of the Charlotte Fagan United Methodist Church and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Thank you Ella Reynolds for your loving care through many years with Buena and James. Her life would not have been the same without you and our many other caregivers.Survivors include her son, James R. "Jimmy" Daniel and his wife, Beverly, of Hixson; her two grandchildren, Ron L. Daniel and his wife, Debbie, of Hixson, and Angie Brannan and her husband, Dr. Mark Brannan, of Dickson, Tenn.; her three stepgrandchildren. Tonja, Scott and Doug McCarver, of Chattanooga; her great-grandchildren; Kaleb and Christina Brannan, Holly Daniel, Josh Callahan, Rebecca Wilkins, Mandi Roberts; her stepgreat-grandchildren, Ashley Keef, Scott McCarver Jr. and Madison McCarver; several great-great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, from the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.Place of rest will be in Dickson County Memorial Gardens.Those desiring memorials may be made to the Charlotte Fagan United Methodist Church, Alzheimers Foundation or to Caris Hospice.Visitation with the family will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 13, and beginning at 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday.Services under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson, Tenn.

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