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Cecil Eugene Daugherty

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STRATTANVILLE, Pa. -- Cecil Eugene Daugherty, 75, a former Vermont state representative from Pownal, died May 16, 2006, at his home on Old State Road South in Fisher.

Born in Fisher on Oct. 14, 1930, he was the son of Cecil Edward Daugherty and Florence Summerville Daugherty, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married to Phyllis J. Heasley Daugherty, who survives.

Mr. Daugherty was a law enforcement officer, serving as sheriff of Clarion County for eight years. He also worked as a warden, bailiff and constable.

He was a member of Clarion Masonic Lodge No. 277, Coudersport Consistory, the Lions Club and the Strattanville Sportsman Club, where for 20 years he was an instructor of hunter safety courses. He was a lifetime member of the Shriners, NRA, American Legion in Strattanville and the Clarion VFW.

A former Millcreek fire chief, he graduated in 1948 from Clarion-Limestone High School and earned an A.S. degree from Texas A&M.

He was a veteran of the Air Force, serving in Europe from 1950 to 1954, and a member and elder of the Fisher Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis J. Daugherty; a son, Cecil Eugene Daugherty Jr. and wife, Susan, of Bennington, Vt.; three daughters, Linda Marlene Boyd of Waldoboro, Me., Deniese C. Barringer of Pownal, Tracy L. Donman and husband, Jeffrey, of Pownal; a sister, Katherine Mae McGinnis of Doyer, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy Irene Blackburn and two brothers, Leroy and Virgil Daugherty.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 330 Wood St., Clarion. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Millcreek Presbyterian Church in Fisher with the Rev. Kirk Knobel officiating. Interment will follow in the Millcreek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Full military honors will be given at the cemetery by the Clarion American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Millcreek Presbyterian Church in Fisher.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 19, 2006
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