Troley Dempsey Doughtie

November 7, 1927 - February 23, 2019

11/07/1927 - 02/23/2019

Past Services

Tuesday February 26, 2019

Tuesday February 26, 2019
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Tuesday February 26, 2019
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

WINTON, NC – Troley Dempsey Doughtie, age 91, formerly of Aulander, passed away on February 23, 2019 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Doughtie was born on November 7, 1927 to Vann and Grace Parker Dempsey. Troley was one of eight children. She married the love of her life, Raymond Doughtie, and to this marriage was born three children. Troley loved to work in the yard with her husband. She was a hard worker and the family rock when Raymond was unable. Troley was devoted to her children and grandchildren and loved the time she got to spend with them. She worked as a seamstress for Alamac for many years. Troley enjoyed watching sports on television and would phone her children to let them know what was airing as well. She was a great cook that was enjoyed by many. Troley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by loving husband, Raymond, of sixty-three years, a grandson, Cody Downs, a sister, Inez Overton, and four brothers, Vann Dempsey, Jr., Stanley Dempsey, Bobby Dempsey, and Graham Dempsey.

Troley is survived by two daughters, Teresa Doughtie Herring and husband Danny of Rocky Mount, NC, Diane Doughtie Blythe and husband Blake of Winton, NC; son, Thomas Doughtie and wife Carolyn of Franklin, VA; two grandsons, Trey Herring and partner Lucas Jarach of Los Angelos, CA, and Wood Downs of Cofield, NC; two granddaughters, Allison Elliott and husband Ben of Charlotte, NC, and Suzanne Drake of Newsoms, VA; four great-grandsons, Logan Elliott, Greyson Elliott, Kyle Drake, and Keegan Drake; two sisters, Gertrude Davis of Ahoskie, Rachel Morris and husband Leroy of Aulander; adopted son, Andres Soto and wife Sandy and children of Washington State; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC. A celebration of life funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with, Rev. Mickey Willard and Rev. Derik Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Aulander Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or online by clicking here; or directly to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 221 Pleasant Grove Road, Aulander, NC 27805 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Doughtie family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Carolyn and Larry Drew
4 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Troley and Mr. Raymond were two of the finest people. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the famiiy. May God bless you.

Lawrence and Denise Edwards
4 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the whole Doughtie family. Prayers for all

Pamela & Stanley Dempsey jr
4 years ago

Please accept our condolences and apologies for not being there. We where saddened to hear about aunt Troley’s passing. We hope knowing she is with her Heavenly Father and passed love ones gives some comfort. Her life glorified God and is an example for all. She will be missed by all who knew her.
We regret not spending more time with her and the rest of the family. We love you, miss you and our prayers go out to her immediate and extended family.

Pamela & Stanley Dempsey

Tricia Drew
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around this sweet family and give them strength through this difficult time.

Tricia Drew
4 years ago

So sorry to hear this. May God wrap his loving arms around this sweet family and give them strength through this difficult times.

Sarah Turner
4 years ago

May God be with each and every one of the family at this time

Ollie Overton
4 years ago

I don’t know her but to the family I’m very sorry for your lost

Sandra Clark Outlaw
4 years ago

I’m so sorry to read of Mrs. Troley’s passing but I know she is happy to see Mr. Raymond again; Cody and all her loved ones who’ve gone before her. I spent alot of time at Mrs. Troley’s when I was growing up in Aulander. I can say, without a doubt, if there was ever a Proverbs 31 woman, Mrs Troley surely made the grade! To Teresa, Thomas (“Tomata”), Diane and the rest of the family, I love you, miss you and my prayer go up for you.

Jerry Cowan
4 years ago

Teresa, Thomas and Diane,
Very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman.

Brenda Baisey
4 years ago

Praying for comfort for the entire family.