Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 6, 2013

Cathy Lynn Daniels


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HUNTINGTON — Cathy Lynn Daniels, 58, of 6605 Country Club Drive in Huntington, WV, a former resident of Bluefield, died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. Born July 6, 1955 in Greenbrier County, she was the daughter of William E. Gadd of Alderson, WV and the late Jo Ann Miller Gadd.

She was a dedicated Educator for over 30 years. She taught 1 1/2 years in Fayette County and 2 years in Aiken, SC before coming to Mercer County where she served for 27 years. Three of her last nine years she served as Assistant Principal of Bluefield Middle School and the last 6 years she served as Principal of Bluefield Intermediate School.

Cathy was a graduate of Greenbrier East High School, a graduate of Concord University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a graduate of West Virginia Graduate College with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and earned her Administrative Degree from Salem International University in Salem, WV.

Cathy was an avid reader who enjoyed quilting and loved living near her sons and grandchildren. Not only did Cathy love and cherish her sons, daughter-in-law, and five wonderful grandchildren, she always held a love for all of her students throughout her career and a deep love and admiration for her entire staff at Bluefield Intermediate School and was proud to have been a part of the Mercer County Schools team. She was a former member of the Alpha Mu Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority and had lived in Huntington since 2011 moving there from Bluefield. She was of the Baptist faith.

Additional survivors include her husband of thirty-eight years, Roger David Daniels of Huntington, WV; two sons, Michael David Daniels and Sean Patrick Daniels and wife Stephanie all of Huntington; five grandchildren, Rachael Daniels, Jonah Daniels, Ellie Daniels, Xavier Daniels, and Colbie Daniels; and one sister, Sharon Newman of Beckley, WV.

In keeping with Cathy's wishes her body has been cremated. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Cathy will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Jim Bates officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the service hour on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 921 W. Neville St., Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Daniels family.