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Irma Jean Hughes Dougherty

March 30, 1950 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 68)


 Irma Dougherty, age 68, of Baxley died Saturday, March 9, 2019 under the care of Satilla Hospice in Waycross.

Mrs. Dougherty was born March 30, 1950 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Luther Loften Hughes and the late Mattie Mae Banks Hughes.  She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Episcopal Church and was a retired teacher, having taught at Appling County Middle School. Mrs. Dougherty was a member of the Appling County Retired Educators & the Baxley Lions Club where she was awarded the Melvin Jones Award by the Lions International.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dougherty was preceded in death by a brother in law, Marvin Gross.

Survivors include her husband, Ethan Dougherty of Baxley; sons, Ken Dougherty of Lawrenceville & Matt Dougherty of Lake Stevens, WA; sisters & a brother in law, Ellen Corey of Peachtree Corners, Susie & Gary Nunn of Isle of Palms, SC & Linda Gross of Atlanta; and a granddaughter, Lorelei Dougherty.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Episcopal Church, 2093 Golden Isles Parkway West Baxley, Georgia 31513. The Reverend Father Steve Larsen will officiate.

Mrs. Dougherty will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Interment will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, Georgia.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home.

Remembrances may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Georgia 31501; The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecarns Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or; or to your favorite charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.



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March 14, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Swain Funeral Home
1632 Hatch Parkway North
Baxley, GA 31513

Funeral Service
March 15, 2019

4:00 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas Episcopal Church
2093 Golden Isles PKWY West
Baxley, GA 31513

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