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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.

  • March 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 6
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 6
    Live band at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 7
    Meet your legislators at County Office Building
    10 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Music celebration at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 7
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • 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 8
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 9
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 10
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 10
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • March 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
  • March 10
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive; CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 11
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 12
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 12
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • March 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • March 14
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 18
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 19
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 20
    Widowed group
    12:20 p.m. Brown County IGA parking lot, 30 Hawthorne Dr.; St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 21
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • March 21
    Jackson Township VFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • March 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 9
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 24
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont