Mary Estelle Daugherty Dail

November 24, 1923December 22, 2012

Mary Estelle Daugherty Dail, 89, of Spring Garden went home to her heavenly Father on Saturday December 22, 2012 at her residence.

Estelle was the daughter of William Franklin and Bessie Daugherty. She retired from Stanley / Bosch and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the love of her life Husband Merril Jackson Dail, Grandsons Michael Brandon Dail, and Jason Burns, Brother William F. “Billy” Daugherty Jr; an infant brother, and Sister Christine Cooke.

She is survived by Sons Merril Dail & wife Bridgett of Raleigh, Robert Dail & wife Naomi of New Bern, Earl Dail & wife Linda of New Bern, Daughter Carol Dail Crayton and husband Skip of Trent Woods, Grandchildren Tammy Kurczek & husband Mike, Bobby Dail & wife Tracey, Ray Dail & wife June, Lisa Weems & husband Ricky, Jamie Burns & wife Tiffany, Ryan Dail, Jenny Champion, B.J. Dail, and Sam Dail & wife Jane; Twenty Five great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, one sister Edna Cade, one brother Clem Daugherty, both of New Bern; special care givers Jackie Cauley & Linda Benninghoff, and Continuum Hospice.

The family will receive friends on wed December 26, 2012 from 10:30 to 12:00 noon at Temple Baptist Church. With a funeral Service to follow at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Temple Baptist Church at 1500 Kingdom Way New Bern NC 28560 Condolences may be sent to the Dail family at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Dale Dupree

January 6, 2013

We are sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. We have kept up with you folks via facebook and relatives and we all will miss her. This has been a year for heaven to receive many Mothers and we are joyous that they are now healthy and happy in the presence of our Saviour. Dale and Laraine Dupree

Teriann Oglesby Eubanks

January 2, 2013

Estelle was a very special lady and dear friend to my parents. She and her husband will always be warmly thought of and remembered in our family - our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Perry & Ann Turner

January 2, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Estelle was a special lady and will be missed by many. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ailese Canady

January 2, 2013

I am so sorry. I was out of town. We were the best of friends.

George Wetherington

December 31, 2012

A very special lady in a very special family. I know she will be really missed.

Barbara Khoury

December 28, 2012

Earl & Family,
Please know how much sympathy is in my heart for you and your family. I know you have many wonderful memories that will continue to live with you. Your Mother was a special person who will be missed by anyone who ever had the priviledge of knowing her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


December 28, 2012

My prayers are with you and know that Heaven is much brighter today even though
we are hurting here. She was a very special lady. God Bless all of you. Love and Prayers Ann Cox

Alice Ricks Register

December 27, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I always appreciated what a great friend she was to my mother.

December 26, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless and comfort you during this time and the weeks ahead. Jimmy and Opal Hoyle (New Bern, NC)

Doug Vass

December 26, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.