Troley D. Doughtie

Published 6:21 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019

WINTON, NC – Troley Dempsey Doughtie, age 91, formerly of Aulander, passed away on February 23, 2019 at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Doughtie was born on November 7, 1927 to Vann and Grace Parker Dempsey. Troley was one of eight children. She married the love of her life, Raymond Doughtie, and to this marriage was born three children. Troley loved to work in the yard with her husband. She was a hard worker and the family rock when Raymond was unable. Troley was devoted to her children and grandchildren and loved the time she got to spend with them. She worked as a seamstress for Alamac for many years. Troley enjoyed watching sports on television and would phone her children to let them know what was airing as well. She was a great cook that was enjoyed by many. Troley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by loving husband, Raymond, of sixty-three years; a grandson, Cody Downs; a sister, Inez Overton; and four brothers, Vann Dempsey, Jr., Stanley Dempsey, Bobby Dempsey, and Graham Dempsey.

Troley is survived by two daughters, Teresa Doughtie Herring and husband Danny of Rocky Mount, NC, and Diane Doughtie Blythe and husband Blake of Winton, NC; son, Thomas Doughtie and wife Carolyn of Franklin, VA; two grandsons, Trey Herring and partner Lucas Jarach of Los Angeles, CA, and Wood Downs of Cofield, NC; two granddaughters, Allison Elliott and husband Ben of Charlotte, NC, and Suzanne Drake of Newsoms, VA; four great-grandsons, Logan Elliott, Greyson Elliott, Kyle Drake, and Keegan Drake; two sisters, Gertrude Davis of Ahoskie, and Rachel Morris and husband Leroy of Aulander; adopted son, Andres Soto and wife Sandy and children of Washington State; along with several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Mickey Willard and Rev. Derik Davis officiating. Burial followed in Aulander Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251or Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 221 Pleasant Grove Road, Aulander, NC or online by visiting fund; then type, Troley Doughtie.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service handled the arrangements for the Doughtie family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting