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William "Bill" Bates Dougherty, 85, Nashville

William "Bill" Bates Dougherty, 85, of Nashville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Bill was born in Indianapolis, Aug. 25, 1928, to the late Albert Leroy "Al" Dougherty of Connecticut and the late Angeline Nixon Bates Frost Dougherty of Nashville. He grew up in New York City and went to school at Great Neck Long Island High School. He graduated from Trinity College in New York, excelling in sports and academics. He was a star football player and wrestler. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his service, he met his first wife, Inez (Eickhoff) Dougherty in Indianapolis. They married and lived in Indianapolis and had five children. Later, they divorced.

After 38 years as a safety consultant, Bill retired from Indiana Bell Telephone Company in 1999. He moved to Nashville, where he met and married Kay Frances Miller Dougherty, his wife of 25 years. While retired, he served as president of the Nashville Town Council. Bill was active as a Brown County Lions Club speech and hearing trustee, serving at Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Speech and Hearing, Bloomington. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 2011 for exceptional dedication and service to others by the Lions Club International Foundation.

Bill is survived by his wife, Kay Frances Miller Dougherty of Nashville; five children, Bill Dougherty Jr. of Indianapolis, Mark Dougherty of Columbus, Mary Dougherty Hoyt (Mike) of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jane Dougherty King (Larry) of Valparaiso, and John Dougherty (Diane) of Versailles, Ky; three stepchildren, Drew Miller (Lisa) of Nashville, Jeff Miller (Dawna) of Bloomington, and Cheryl Wyman (Bob) of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Marc Dougherty (Jenni), Ike Dougherty (Allison) Sara Dougherty, M.C. Hoyt (Jeanie), Jenna Mathewson (Daniel), Allie Dougherty and Dan Dougherty; seven stepgrandchildren, Justin Miller (Caitlin), Morgan Miller, Darcy Miller, Danielle Miller, Hannah Miller, Wyatt Wyman and Maris Wyman; and seven great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at New Life Community Church, 1450 N. State Road 135, Nashville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Brown County Lions Club Speech and Hearing Fund, P.O. Box 716, Nashville, IN 47448.

Online condolences can be expressed to the family at BondMitchellFuneralHome.com.

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  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould