James Douglas Daniels ’57

James Douglas Daniels ’57, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died June 10, 2007, in Columbia, S.C. He served as a lieutenant in the United States Army 1958–60. He was a faculty member and coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. After earning his Ph.D. degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he taught history at Valdosta State College in Georgia and served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from 1970–80. He served as president and professor of history at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C., from January 1981 until his retirement in June 2002, at which time he received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. He was a member of the Southern Historical Association, Sigma Chi fraternity, and Omicron Delta Kappa. He is listed in the Directory of American Scholars and was a frequent public speaker in historical, athletic and higher education areas. He was past president of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Hartsville Rotary Club, member of NationsBank Advisory Board (Bank of America), and the Pee Dee Heritage Board. He served the Presbyterian Church as a Sunday school teacher, a deacon, and an elder. He also served on numerous presbytery committees and as a Commissioner in 1991 to the 203rd Presbyterian General Assembly. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Marie B. Daniels, 206 Persimmon Fork Rd., Blythewood, S.C. 29016-8308; sons, Christopher James Daniels ’82 and his wife, Teri, of Columbia, S.C., and Gregory John Daniels of Athens, Ga.; daughter, Susan Daniels Henderson ’91 and her husband, Kyle, of Cheraw, S.C.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Justin, and Alexander Daniels of Columbia, and Catherine and John Henderson of Cheraw; and sister, Pat McJunkin, and her sons, Jim and John McJunkin, of Statesville, N.C.