As Twiggs County prepares for Friday's funeral for deputy Richard Daniels, the community is reaching out to the one-year-old daughter he left behind.
Daniels' funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Twiggs County with burial at the Union Hill Baptist Church in Bleckley County.
Daniels was killed on patrol when he hit a fallen tree on a dark stretch of U.S. 80 early Tuesday morning. He leaves behind his wife, Carrie Daniels, and infant daughter, Lena.
A memorial fund has been set up for Lena Daniels at Peoples State Bank in Jeffersonville. In lieu of flowers, mourners are encouraged to donate to the fund to honor Daniels' memory and service to the community as a deputy and member of the Twiggs County Fire and Rescue squad. Donations should be sent to: Lena Daniels Fund, Peoples State Bank, P.O. Box 296, Jeffersonville, Ga., 31044.