Ada Lillian (Miller) Dougherty(1945 - 2017)

Ada Lillian Dougherty, age 71, of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, June 23, 2017.

She was born August 14, 1945 in Elkton, MD, the daughter of the late Walter and Zelma Miller.

Ada loved Elvis Pressley, John Wayne and her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Joseph Dougherty Jr.

She is survived by her sons, Arthur Christensen (Barbara), Harvey Christensen (Kathy), Alfred Dougherty III "A.J.," Edward Dougherty (Beverly) and John Eckeard (Nikki); her daughter, Melissa "Missy" Eckeard; 15 grandchildren; her sister, Mary; her brothers, Bill, Joe and Jimmy; her caretaker, Patricia Ebright; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna. Memorial services will begin at 6 p.m.

Burial will be private.

Condolence letters may be sent by visiting

Funeral Home

Faries Funeral Home
29 South Main Street Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8816

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from June 28 to July 7, 2017