Bessie Florence Bales McDaniel

Bessie Florence Bales McDaniel, 92 of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Signature Healthcare. She was born in Mohammad, Illinois and was of Baptist faith. Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar McDaniel; three children, Donald McDaniel, Willie McDaniel and Alice Key; her parents, John Milton and Mary Louise Bales; her siblings, Bert Bales, Billy Bales, Ralph Howard Bales, Alice Bales, Rachel Bales, Mary Branscum and Olivia Crews and a son-in-law, Bobby Hicks. Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Hicks Goodman (Ruffus) of Elizabethtown; two grandchildren, Ginia and Sean and three great-grandchildren, Harley, William and Austin. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Leroy Routt officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at


Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Thursday, February 23, 2023 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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