Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR


Ruby Daniel

June 23, 1926October 30, 2019

Ruby Nell Smith Daniel, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Timberlane Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in the Silver Hill Community on June 23, 1926 to S.D. and Gertha Davis Smith. She married Johnny Leon "Red" Daniel on June 7, 1946. She was a lifelong Christian.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Johnny Daniel, two brothers, Will Ed and Clyde Smith and five sisters, Cecil Kinder, Lois James, Grace Johnson, Argie Newsom and Billy F. Smith.

She is survived by one brother, Charley Smith and his wife, Bettie of New Orleans, Louisiana, a daughter, Terri Lynn Daniel Knapp of L'Anse, Michigan, five grandsons, John McMahan of Chattanooga, TN, Joey McMahan and Jason McMahan of Knoxville, Tennessee, Josh McMahan of Clinton, TN, Jacob McMahan of Louisville, Tennessee. She is also survived by several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Young's Chapel with Rev. Bob Inmon officiating. Burial will follow at Smackover Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

The family request no flowers be sent. Memorials may be made to LifeTouch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 9, 2019


Ruby Daniel

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Kristi Dannelley

November 4, 2019

We adored Aunt Ruby. She was always so sweet and quick-witted. We enjoyed many holidays with her and in the most recent years, we enjoyed our phone visits. She will certainly be missed.

The Dannelleys
Scott, Kristi, Connor & Cole

Cathy Cambre

November 4, 2019

I always enjoyed going to visit Aunt Ruby with her niece, Pam
Gossett and her nephew, Stephen
Johnson. She was always so glad to see us, very cheerful and such a
Joy to visit. She had a lovely personality and always made me
laugh. I hope we cheered her up
just half as much as she did us. I
will truly miss Aunt Ruby. I love
you, Aunt Ruby. Rest Easy.
Cathy Grant Cambre
Longtime Family Friend

Laney McConnell

November 4, 2019

I will remember Aunt Ruby for loving the Lord, gospel music and sharing a good laugh over happy memories. She was ever the southern lady - always making sure she had her makeup on and hair fixed. Aunt Ruby had a fun sense of humor and was never one to sugar coat what was on her mind. She loved the holidays. Every year, my husband, daughters and I looked forward to sending her a “surprise” Christmas box. She would always call me to tell me how much she enjoyed unwrapping it. Aunt Ruby was loved and will be missed. I know she is having a sweet homecoming celebration in Heaven. Rest well Aunt Ruby.

“...and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Pam Gossett

November 3, 2019

Aunt Ruby was very dear to me. She was my late mother’s only remaining sister. She was a stand in for my deceased mother and I was a stand in for her only daughter who lives in Michigan. It was my privilege to be her family member at the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Mother’s Day dinners that were held each holiday at Timberlane. She was so proud to have a family member in attendance.
We enjoyed many outings through the years while she was able to get out. We visited Silver Hill Methodist Church where she became a Christian. She showed me where the old home place was where she and my mother and their total of 9 siblings grew up. They didn’t have much money, but were wealthy in love. I will always cherish the time I spent with her and the family memories she shared with me. I am going to miss her very very much.
With utmost love and sympathy,
Your niece,

Dennis Tucker

November 2, 2019

When JT was at Timberlane, Ruby was always there to greet me as I entered the building and there with a kind word as I departed for home. She was a sweet lady!