top banner

Obituary Listings

William Dodson Doughtie

January 1, 1923 October 18, 2019
William Dodson Doughtie
There are condolences waiting approval on William's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of William

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for William Dodson Doughtie


William Dodson Doughtie, 96, of Murfreesboro, NC; died quietly at his home surrounded by family on October 18, 2019.
Mr. Doughtie was born January 1, 1923 in Edgecombe County to the late Willie Lewis and Maude Clark Doughtie. He was raised in Murfreesboro by his beloved foster parents, the late Charlie T. and Minnie D. Miles. Lacy Connell Doughtie, his loving wife of 60 years, preceded him in death June 7, 2007. He was a member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church, was an avid reader, loved working in his garden, westerns, country music, woodworking and enjoyed a good joke.
Survivors include three daughters, Martha D. Cavanaugh (Jimmie) of Winston-Salem, NC; Becky-Leigh Doughtie of Pollocksville, NC, and Robin D. Massey (William III) of Pleasant Hill, NC. There are three grandchildren, Joshua Dodson Mann (Kate), William Roland Massey IV and Jenna Marie Massey. Two step grandchildren, four step great grandchildren and a special friend, Mary H. Brett of Conway, NC.
He was preceded in death by his five sisters, Ruth D. Keel, Martha D. Roberson, Irma D. Rawls, Dolly Myers Millinder, Maude “Dink” Elliott and four brothers, James Murray, William Elliott (died as infant), Carl Nathaniel and Benjamin Earl Doughtie, and, Eugene Roberson, a special nephew who was raised by Dodson’s parents.
Mr. Doughtie retired from Riverside Manufacturing Company/Georgia-Pacific Corporation of Murfreesboro after 48 years at various positions as Office Manager, Cost Accountant, Purchasing Agent and Plant Manager. He then worked 12 years part-time after retirement in Murfreesboro, Conway Resin and Jarrett, VA Georgia-Pacific plants.
He volunteered at Brady C. Jefcoat Museum for over ten years assisting in moving items from Mr. Jefcoat’s home to the museum, building and arranging displays, and serving as docent.
The family will receive friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, 605 West Main Street, Conway, NC on Sunday, October 20th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
A funeral service will be held at Murfreesboro Baptist Church on Monday, October 21st at 2:00 PM. A graveside service will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

To plant a tree in memory of William Dodson Doughtie, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





7:00 PM 10/20/2019 7:00:00 PM - 8:30 PM 10/20/2019 8:30:00 PM
Bridgers Funeral Home

605 West Main Street
Conway, NC 27820

Bridgers Funeral Home
605 West Main Street Conway 27820 NC
United States





11:00 AM 10/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Murfreesboro Baptist Church

200 W Main St
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Murfreesboro Baptist Church
200 W Main St Murfreesboro 27855 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Riverside Cemetery Final Resting Place

East St.
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

East St. Murfreesboro 27855 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Murfreesboro Baptist Church

200 W Main St
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.