Close this search box.

Donald E. Daniels, Sr. 1929-2024

Donald E. Daniels, Sr., 94, of Needmore, PA, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024 at the Embassy of Woodland Park Nursing Home, Orbisonia, PA. 

Donald E. Daniels, Sr.
Donald E. Daniels, Sr.

Donald was born in Coalmont, PA on November 6, 1929, a son of the late Virginia (Defibaugh) and Marshall  Daniels. 

He was the widower of Audrey C. (Glee) Daniels, who he married in 1953.  She preceded him in death on April 17, 1996.

Donald proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Sideling Hill Christian Church in Needmore, PA. 

In his younger years, Donald worked at Grove Manufacturing in Greencastle, PA before leaving to work at JLG Industries in McConnellsburg, PA, at the request of John L. Grove. 

Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing and the time spent with his family.  

He is survived by daughter Debbie L. (wife of Larry) Yelson, of Philadelphia, PA, son Donald E. (husband of Roberta) Daniels, Jr., of Needmore, PA, daughter Vickie Keebaugh, of Camp Hill, PA, son Greg Daniels, of Chambersburg, PA and daughter Lisa (wife of Tom) Rowan, of New York.  He is also survived by five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by a grandson Mason Daniels and a great grandson Blake Hollinshead.

Funeral services will be held at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore, PA, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, with Pastor William Swope officiating.  There will be one hour of visitation held prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.   

Interment will be at Sideling Hill Christian Church Cemetery Needmore, PA.  Military honors will be provided by the Fulton Honor Guard.

Arrangements were made by the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald E. Daniels, Sr., please visit the floral store.



Vincel B. Flasher 1950-2024

Vincel was a modest man who enjoyed music, playing guitar, watching westerns, football, and being in the great outdoors.

Thaddeus Stevens and women’s suffrage

Thaddeus Stevens and women’s suffrage By Ross Hetrick If one of Thaddeus Stevens’s original proposals for the 14th Amendment to the Constitution had been approved,

Chambersburg Woman Arrested on DUI Charges

On the night of July 13, 2024, Chambersburg Police Department officers arrested 51-year-old Stephanie Gump following reports of a suspected intoxicated driver. The incident occurred

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.