Doris Ward Daughtrey

Published 8:17 pm Monday, February 24, 2020

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Doris Ward Daughtrey, 84, passed away Feb. 23, 2020. She was born in Harrellsville, N.C., the daughter of the late William Thomas Ward and Mattie Lorene Burch Ward. She was predeceased by her husband, James R. “Buck” Daughtrey Jr.; her brothers, William T. Ward Jr., Donald R. Ward, Billy A. Ward; and sister, Ruby W. Daughtrey. She was employed for 28 years by Parker Peanut Company of Suffolk, and then for 20 years by Mar-Ja, Inc. of Suffolk, as a secretary.

Doris is survived by her son, Michael J. Powell; several nieces, nephews and friends who knew her as Aunt Dot and Mama Doris.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Rawls officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered online at

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The family would like to give special thanks to Sentara Hospice Services and Carolyn Bracy.