Rev. James Randell Daniell, 71, of Tifton, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 19, 2016, at Albritton Funeral Directors chapel with Rev. Joseph Carter, Rev. Ronnie Howell, Mr. Bobby Roberts and Rev. Graton Helms officiating. Interment was at Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Colquitt, Georgia.
Rev. Daniell was born on September 12, 1945 in Colquitt to the late Murphy and Clyde Middleton Daniell. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Darton College and Georgia Southwestern University, his Masters in Psychology at Auburn University, and attended Emory University for his Theology Certificate. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was married to Carolyn Stegall Daniell for 50 years.
Rev. Daniell was a member of the South Georgia United Methodist Conference and attended Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Tifton. He was a retired United Methodist minister after 17 years of service at Sweetwater United Methodist Church in Pearson, Pine Level United Methodist Church in Fitzgerald, and Beulah United Methodist Church in Sylvester. He also taught at Valdosta State University, Darton College, ABAC, Moultrie Technical School and Georgia Southwestern University. Prior to his ministering and teaching, he was employed with Union Camp. Mr. Daniell was a pilot, who enjoyed flying, along with operating remote control airplanes and quail hunting.
In addition to his wife, Carolyn, Mr. Daniell is survived by one son, John Thomas Daniell of Tifton, his mother-in-law, Nell Stegall of Tifton, one sister and brother-in-law, Dot and Graton Helms of Eastman, one sister-in-law, Emmie Daniels of Asburn, AL, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Vivian Tobias of Bainbridge and his brother, David Daniels of Asburn, AL.
Flowers will be accepted or donations to Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, PO Box 1913, Tifton, Georgia 31794, The American Heart Association, www.donatenow.heart.org
, PO Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692, or the American Cancer Society PO Box 1290 Tifton, Georgia 31793.