Obituaries for Thurs., Nov. 24, 2011

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 24, 2011


Erma Caylor of Midland City passed away Wed., Nov. 23, 2011.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.



Noel William McDaniel – daddy, husband, father, granddaddy, hero and best friend – died Nov. 22, 2011.

Visitation will be Sat., Nov. 26, at Mckoon Funeral Home, from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., with a graveside service and burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Ga.

Mr. McDaniel was born in Andalusia on Sept. 28, 1937, to William A. and Doris B. McDaniel. He learned from a young age what work ethic was, working in the field with his father helping around the farm and the cotton fields.

He graduated from Andalusia High School in 1955 and went to Andrew College in Georgia the following summer. He attended Andrew College for one year, and then transferred to Alabama Poly Technic, known as Auburn University today, for structural engineering.

After graduating, he began working with his father in general construction with S.J. Curry & Co. General Contractors. He learned the how-to, working to build hospitals, water treatment plants, schools, churches, along with some U.S. military buildings. He moved to Newnan, Ga., in 1960. He and his father were building a new local hospital, Coweta General, and in May of 1960, when he met his wife, Sarah, and the couple married that same year.

In 1970, the couple moved to Athens, Ga., where he was working on the Georgia University expansion. The two contacted an adoption agency looking for a son. On

Aug. 12, 1970, their son Michael was born and later adopted from to Clarke County Hospital. The family moved to Destin, Fla., in 1972 where Mr. McDaniel became a superintendent for his first construction job.

He retired from Alcon Assoc. Construction as the vice president in August of 2001. He supervised the building, or expansion of more than 100 buildings in his 50-plus year construction career as a construction superintendent. His attention to detail has been evident in his work due to numerous requests by name, for additional buildings to be built.

His hobbies were deep sea fishing and working to restore antique cars. He was always a family man, putting his family first, and going without to make sure they had what was needed.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah; son, Michael; two granddaughters, Courtney and Leighann; a very dear aunt, that he Loved, Aunt Eunice; and one sister, Carolyn.

McKoon Funeral Home of Newnan, Ga., will be handling the service. Condolences may be sent to the family online at