JoAnn McDaniel Harper, (formally JoAnn Surles) of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 23. She was born Monday, October 24, 1932 to Claude and Elvira McDaniel. JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Irl Harper. She is survived by two sons: Jesse Surles and wife Nancy, and Kendall Surles; three grandchildren; sister, Rowena Daniel and a host of other loving family and friends. After growing up in Madison, Florida she moved to Tallahassee for a number of years, then on to Houston. JoAnn was a published author and a semi-professional artist. Inurnment at Houston National Cemetery will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be sent to the National Alzeimer's Association at m.alz.org.