Valiree (McDaniel) Elton

June 24, 1932 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Ms. Valiree McDaniel Elton, age 91, of Hazlehurst, died Saturday, August 12, 2023 at her residence.

Ms.  Valiree was born on June 24, 1932 in Jeff Davis County.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carey Monroe McDaniel (Mr. K) and Mary Elizabeth Dixon McDaniel (Ms. Lizzie), husband, Cecil Clarence Elton, sister, Gertrude McDaniel Waldron, brothers, Herbert Edgar McDaniel, Carey Auburn McDaniel and Wilson Monroe McDaniel (W.M.).

Valiree could light up a room with her smile, sweet disposition and her sweet gentle spirit.

She was a devoted Christian lady, and was devoted to her family and her church. At the age of 10 years old she made a profession of faith and became a life long member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. One of her greatest joys was the relationships that she made with her customers during the years at Elton Décor Shoppe.

She was a great cook, Interior Designer, and seamstress. She and her husband, Cecil loved to square dance, and she made all their outfits. She loved her family dearly and each one of them held a special place in her heart. She will be sadly missed by all.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and Mike Stone of N. Augusta South Carolina; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Angie Elton of Alabama;  grandchildren, Allen Stone (SoYoung), Pam Ramsey (Todd), Leigh Ryan (Zeb), Randall Elton (Debi) and Amanda Gossett (Jeremy); great-grandchildren, Sydney Ramsey, Gracie Ryan, Lacon Ryan, Summer Stone, Kaden Elton, Maddie Gossett and Elby Gossett;  special nieces Michele Creamer (Dwight) of Lizella and Regina Barton (David) of Hazlehurst; special caregivers, Melsina Robinson, Elvira Moses, Alma Haynes, and Willie Mae Boyd;  and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation and funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, visitation will start at 1:00pm and the funeral service will follow at 2:00pm with Rev. Keith Yawn officiating. Interment will follow in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery.

Ms. Elton’s Golden Age Sunday School Class along with Melsina Robinson and Elvira Moses will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Randall Elton, Jeremy Gossett, Todd Ramsey, Zeb Ryan, Dwight Creamer and Jimmy Morris

will serve as active pallbearers.

Musical selections will be rendered by Mr. E.H. Claxton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, 51 Elizabeth Church Road, Hazlehurst.

The Elton Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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