Emma A. Dougherty
April 17, 1931 – April 28, 2018
Emma Angeline Dougherty, 87 of Conway, AR passed away on April 28th 2018. She was born April 17th 1931 in Roe, AR to Franklin and ruby Draper. She retired from Kimberly Clark. Emma was a kind, gentle, and caring person who loved God, her family, and everything in nature.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nine siblings, her husband, Paul Dougherty and son Frank Dougherty.
She is survived by one son Steve Dougherty, two very close granddaughters Ashton Elliott (Michael) and Misty Dougherty, great granddaughter Antheia Jones, friend and former daughter-in-law Pam Dougherty, and sister-in-law Flodine Beatty, all of Conway, and stepdaughter Ayne McGarity of North Carolina.
She is also survived by 3grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition, she is survived by her adopted family Rhonda and Cecil Butts and family who invited “Ms. Emma” into their home four years ago and cared for her lovingly and tirelessly with such care, compassion, respect, and dignity.
She also leaves behind a dear and caring friend, Ms. Mae McDaniel. We have a deep gratitude to all of them for their unconditional love for Emma.
Also, a special thank you to her Arkansas Hospice family for all of their care and support during this time.
Arrangements are made by Griffin Leggett in Conway. Services will be held on Wednesday May 2nd at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery following services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s foundation or a charity of your choice.
- Bradley Jenkins, Active Pallbearer
- Adam Jenkins, Active Pallbearer
- Bill Beatty, Active Pallbearer
- Jim Beatty, Active Pallbearer
- T. E. Starkey, Active Pallbearer
- Gerald Atkinson, Active Pallbearer
Alzheimer's Association Arkansas
5506 Walsh Lane Suit 212, , Rogers, Arkansas 72756
- Visitation Wednesday, May 2, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Emma A. Dougherty
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May 2, 2018
I never worked directly with Ms Emma Doughtery at Kimberly-Clark but she always had a smile and spoke to everyone...I had a lot of respect for this Gentle Soul...RIP My Friend
May 1, 2018
Aunt Emma was such a wonderful person. I loved visiting her when I was growing up. Aunt Emma was a great cook. Whenever she knew I was coming to visit she would bake me a Peanut Butter Pie. That was the most delicious pie I ever had. I'm grateful that we lived closer to her when I was a adult. I'm very thankful my kids got to know her and love her like I did. Sure going to miss you.
May 1, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Emma at Kimberly-Clark and on their Employee Assistance committee for several years. Emma was a wonderful friend and colleague. She was kind, gentle, and always fun to be around. She cared deeply for others. To the family, may your memories and your faith sustain you during this sad time.