Laveta Whitehurst Daniels


Laveta Whitehurst Daniels of Granbury, 76, went on to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 19, 2013 in Granbury.

Service: 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Rough Creek Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the missionary fund at Tolar Baptist Church.

Laveta was born Oct. 10, 1936 in De Leon in Comanche County to Melvin and Inez Whitehurst. She graduated from De Leon High School in 1955 where she played basketball and was involved in many school and community activities. She was selected as the Queen of the 1954 De Leon’s Peach and Melon Festival. Laveta graduated from a professional secretary school in Fort Worth.

She was joined in marriage to Waylon Daniels on April 14, 1956 at First Baptist Church in De Leon. They moved to Granbury in 1958 where they lived for 55 years. Her employment as an office and legal secretary included three years at First Baptist Church in Granbury, 15 years at the Law Offices of Dixon, Nueville and Hughes and 12 years with Texas Utilities at Comanche Peak. She also assisted her husband in the management of their peanut farm and cow and calf operation in the Brushy Community for over 30 years.

Laveta was always active in church. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Granbury and later moved her membership to Tolar Baptist Church. She served as leader for the Girls Auxiliary Mission Organization and Sunday School activities. She was always ready to help out when people were in need. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, travel, playing games and planning big family outings. She especially cherished time spent with her grandchildren, attending their athletic events and other school activities.

Survivors: Husband, Waylon; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwain and Diana Daniels and Bill and Janna Daniels, all of Granbury; brothers, Daylon and Jolene Whitehurst of De Leon and David and Judy Whitehurst of Winchester, Ill; grandchildren, Joshua and Mandie Daniels of Tolar, Nathan and Sarah Daniels of Denton, Jalesa and Sam Jones of Marysville, Calif., Jillian and James Zamora of Denton, Jacob Daniels of Denton and Jayce Daniels of Granbury; great-grandchildren, Jasper Jones and Briseis Daniels; sisters, Tiawana Bumbey and Ketus Thomas both of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

Wiley Funeral Home made arrangements.