Jeanette Giles Dougherty


Jeanette Giles Dougherty


Memorial service for Jeanette Giles Dougherty, 69, of Decatur will be Sunday, July 29, 2012, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Rudy Guess and the Reverend Sandra Locke-Godbey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A Celebration of Life service will be Sunday, July 29, 2012, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Decatur Country Club.

Mrs. Dougherty, who died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her residence, was born August 29, 1942, in Decatur to John Harlan and Evelyn Greene Giles. She was a retired teacher and philanthropist. She received her BA from the University of Alabama where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a board member of Decatur City Schools Foundation, member of Decatur General Foundation Guild and Decatur Assembly, board member of the American Cancer Society (Morgan County), Princess Theater and DreamWeavers Children's Theater, member of Women's Chamber of Commerce, Women's Golf Association (Decatur Country Club), First United Methodist Church (Seekers class), Connect Decatur, Troweler's Garden Club, Hospice of the Valley Guild and executive board member of Parents and Children Together (PACT). She was a recipient of the Gail Hurst Award and Outstanding Teacher Award at E.T. Booth Middle School, Woodstock, Ga., and volunteer coordinator of the Spirit of America Golf Tournament. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Giles.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John James Dougherty; three daughters, Jan Faragalli (Albert) of Ringgold, Ga., Karen Remias (Richard) of Breckenreidge, Colo., and Kate Grace (Joe) of Atlanta, Ga.; her mother, Mrs. John Harlan Giles of Decatur; sister-in-law, Charlene Giles of Pascagoula, Miss.; one brother, Webb Giles of Decatur; two sisters, Emily Royer (Lynn) of Enterprise and Alison Burnthall (Mike) of Decatur; and eight grandchildren, Chandler Faragalli, Samuel Faragalli, Madeleine Remias, Finnegan Remias, William Remias, Ellis Grace, Avery Grace and Jude Grace.

Memorials may be made to Parents and Children Together, P.O. Box 1247, Decatur, AL 35602.

This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.

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Jeannette and I have been lifelong friends. My parents, Virginia and ShermanPowell, were close to Jonnny and Evelyn before we were even born. Later Joyce and Johnny were so gracious_We often had Sub-Deb meetings and such in their home. What a beautiful family! There are too many beautiful things to mention about Jeanette,for this tribute. My heart is heavy, without her in this world; but I know she is in eternal Glory.

A lifetime friendship from Tuscaloosa Delta Delta Delta to Pensacola to Beaufort to Vietnam to the Airlines to retirement in Alabama. You were great.