Mary Estelle Daugherty Dail

Mary Estelle Daugherty Dail, 89, of Spring Garden went home to her heavenly Father on Saturday December 22, 2012 at her residence.

Estelle was the daughter of William Franklin and Bessie Daugherty. She retired from Stanley / Bosch and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the love of her life Husband Merril Jackson Dail, Grandsons Michael Brandon Dail and Jason Burns, Brother William F. "Billy" Daugherty Jr., an infant brother, and Sister Christine Cooke.

She is survived by Sons Merril Dail & wife Bridgett of Raleigh, Robert Dail & wife Naomi of New Bern, Earl Dail & wife Linda of New Bern, Daughter Carol Dail Crayton and husband Skip of Trent Woods, Grandchildren Tammy Kurczek & husband Mike, Bobby Dail & wife Tracey, Ray Dail & wife June, Lisa Weems & husband Ricky, Jamie Burns & wife Tiffany, Ryan Dail, Jenny Champion, B.J. Dail, and Sam Dail & wife Jane; Twenty Five great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, one sister Edna Cade, one brother Clem Daugherty, both of New Bern; special care givers Jackie Cauley & Linda Benninghoff, and Continuum Hospice.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday December 26, 2012 from 10:30 to 12:00 noon at Temple Baptist Church, with a funeral Service to follow at 12:00 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Temple Baptist Church at 1500 Kingdom Way New Bern NC 28560

Condolences may be sent to the Dail family at

Funeral Home

Cotten Funeral Home
2201 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-3181

Published in Sun Journal from Dec. 25 to Dec. 28, 2012