Emma Grayce Daugherty-McCloud

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KINSTON - Emma Grayce Daugherty-McCloud, daughter of the late Deacon Leamon Scott Daugherty Sr., and Floscinda Cobb-Daugherty was born January 15, 1935 in Lenoir County. She heeded the Master's Clarion Call and transcended to celestial shares on June 12, 2014. Her husband Elijah McCloud, her Father, Mother, youngest sister and a brother preceded her in death. She joined Sand Hill FWB church at an early age, was a member there until moving to New York. While there she was a member of Concord Baptist Church under the spiritual growth leadership of the Late Rev. Dr. Gordon C. Taylor. She rejoined her home church Sand Hill FWB after retiring and moving back home until her health failed. Emma led a full life that began on her father's farm in Lenoir County, North Carolina. After graduating Savannah High School she moved to Brooklyn, New York and lived with her aunt Emma Daugherty-Goar. After working a few years in New York, Emma earned her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and Afro American History from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. While studying at Brooklyn College, Emma and her sister Linda Daugherty did and internship for a summer in Ghana, West Africa. She went on to receive a Master's of Education at Long Island University, New York City; she furthered her studies at Aldelph University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, earning a Master of Science Degree in Special Education. Emma was a committed teacher with the New York City Public School System for 20 years, where she taught Social Studies and was a Resource teacher the last 10 years before retiring. She was a founding member of Black Teachers Who Care, New York City that worked to better conditions of Black teachers and students of the New York City School System and was also treasurer of Savannah High School Alumni Association N.Y. Chapter. Emma received numerous awards and certificates in appreciation of her dedication to giving of her time and talents. She was a quiet, private person who was an avid researcher and genealogist; she did the genealogy of the Daughety, Dunn, Cobb and McCoy families, and other families that needed her to do so. She was also instrumental in the research of the Sand Hill FWB Cemetery. Emma was the Senior Researcher/Genealogist for the Cultural Heritage Museum of Kinston, North Carolina. She also worked with Elizabeth Sessons and Pauline Rountree on the Cultural Heritage Museum's Educational Enrichment Program, working with the young people of the Kinston area. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: one granddaughter, Emma Medray Daugherty, one daughter-in-law, Ayanna Jackson-Daugherty; two sisters Trustee, Rosetta Daugherty-Gaynor and Mother Sherll Daugherty-Cooper; two brothers Rev. Dr. Leamon Scott Daugherty, Jr., Deacon Linston Frank Daughety; four step daughters Sharon, Tracy, Shane and Evette; three brother-in-laws Rev. Dr. Oscar McCloud, Anthony Nolen, Sr., and Willie L. McCloud; four sister-in-laws Viola M. Ouaye, Dr. Virginia Cox-Daugherty, Lucy M. McCloud and Eldress Angela Abbott Daugherty; a host of other cousins, relatives, friends and a very dear special cousin and friend and genealogy colleague, Clementine Dunn-Bryant. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Sand Hill FWB Church with Rev. Dr. Leamon Scott Daughety, Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow at Sand Hill Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM. Friday, June 20, 2014, at Swinson Funeral Service, Inc. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Daughety Foundation's Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Deacon Linston Frank Daughety, P.O. Box 1781, Kinston, North Carolina, 28503. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com.
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Published in Free Press from June 17 to June 20, 2014