Mrs. Ruth Belch McDaniel, age 90 died at the Guardian Care Nursing Home in Ahoskie on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Mary E. Copeland Belch and Jesse Belch of Rich Square. She was born on March 25, 1918. She graduated from the Rich Square High School in 1935 and continued her education at East Carolina Teacher’s College, receiving her B.A. Degree in Elementary Education in 1939. She taught in Northampton County where she retired in 1979 after thirty-one years. She was a member of the Woodland Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Halifax-Northampton Retired School Personnel and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, Roger L. McDaniel, Sr., three sisters; Jessie Helen Belch, Bernice B. Benthall of Rich Square, Hazel B. Pate of Angier, three brothers; Vernon C. Belch, Robert L. Belch of Rich Square and Felton E. Belch of Castalia.
Survivors include her three sons, Dr. Roger L. McDaniel, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Raleigh, Jesse S. McDaniel and his wife Beverly of Raleigh and Robert C. McDaniel of Raleigh, two grandchildren, Jonathan and Brenda McDaniel of Raleigh, one sister, Myrtle B. Hedgepeth of Castalia and very good friends, Jessie Mae Bryant and Clara Barnes.