Vaudrine McDaniel


Vaudrine McDaniel, 86, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 10:00 a.m. Bro. Bill Holmes will officiate and Order of Eastern Star Funeral ceremony will be conducted by Center Chapter #348. Interment will follow at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha. Vaudrine was a 60 year endowed member of Tenaha Order of East Star #185, which was consolidated with Center Chapter #348. She served as Tenaha Order of Eastern Star Secretary for 26 years and was a past Worthy Matron. Vaudrine was also a member of First Baptist Church of Tenaha, where she was involved with the Ladies 3 Sunday school class.

Born April 20, 1936, Vaudrine is the daughter of Ida Mae Davis Ruddell and James Vernon Ruddell.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Hodge of High Island and Sharon Gray of Martinsville; granddaughter, Brittany Risch of Martinsville; and great grandson, Percy Chapman of Martinsville.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy McDaniel; parents, Ida Mae Davis Ruddell and James Vernon Ruddell; brothers, Frank E. Ruddell, William Durwood Ruddell, and Johnny Franklin Ruddell; and sister, Verna Mae Ruddell Douthit. Pallbearers will be Craig Haltom, Keith Martin, Preston Gillin, Ronnie Fleming, Mark Odom, and Tommy McMahon. Honorary pallbearers will be Royce Perry, Ron Barker, John Harrington, Jerry Agnew, and Al Howard.

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