DALY-ABERNATHY CEMETERY, (Pleasant
Hill Rd) S.E. GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE
DALY, Harold D., 21 Mar 1944 - 4 Aug 1961. "Son.", "A sunbeam from the world has vanished." (Note: The date of birth is a double stone cut. 1944 over and 1943. mb.)
The Pulaski Citizen 9 Aug 1961
Funeral services for Harold Douglas Daly, seventeen-year-old Prospect High School senior who drowned in Elk River Friday night, August 4, were conducted at McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, Ala., Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. James E. Holt, Church of Christ minister, officiated and burial was in Daly Cemetery near Elkton.
The youth was one of a group of young people who had gone swimming at Morrell’s Mill about 10 p. m., according to Bill Morris, Giles County chief deputy sheriff, who said he was told that Daly swam across the river and was returning when he disappeared at midstream.
Linden Ward, one of the group, attempted to rescue Daly but was unable to fine him after he sank from view. Officers were notified and rescue operations were begun immediately. The body was recovered about 2 a. m. Saturday after being spotted by Butch Gibson a short distance downstream from where the youth had disappeared.
The scene of the drowning is about 15 miles south of Pulaski and not far from Daly’s home just south of the Tennessee-Alabama state line.
He was the son of Robert W. and Louise Bates Daly of Veto, Ala.
Other survivors include two brothers, Roger Dale Daly of Veto and Donald Ray Daly of Nashville; one sister, Brenda Kay Daly of Veto; and his grandparents, Raymond Daly of Veto and Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Bates of Pettusville, Ark.
obit sent by e-mail by Imogean M. McDonald. to Mary Bob Richardson. Updated 15 Aug 2011.