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Joseph E. “Joe” Dougherty, 82, Johnson County

Joseph E. “Joe” Dougherty, 82, a lifelong resident of Johnson County, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his home in Whiteland.

Joe was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Johnson County to John E. and Josephine E. (Wright) Dougherty. He graduated from Whiteland High School. Joe was a self-employed farmer in Johnson County in Clark Township for all of his adult life. He married N. Amaryllis Watts Jan. 21, 1951, at Rocklane Christian Church near Greenwood. They were married for 62 years.

He joined Rocklane Christian Church when he was 10 years old and was a member for 72 years.

Joe enjoyed farming and raising livestock. He grew produce and sold it at the Greenwood farmers market for 25 years. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He created a beautiful setting on his farm that many enjoyed.

He is survived by his wife, Amaryllis Dougherty of Whiteland; four children, Ryllis (Tim) Blackwell of Trafalgar, Jerrel (Julia) Dougherty of Whiteland, Kathy (Harold) Floyd of Nineveh and Joy (Mark) McClain of Greenwood; three sisters, Virginia Vaught of Whiteland, Donna Marie (Tony) Laker of Indianapolis and Mary Ellen (Bob) Smith of Greenwood; six brothers, Charles (Mary) Dougherty of Shelbyville, Phillip (Loretta) and Steve (Elaine) Dougherty, both of Greenwood, Donald (Jean) Dougherty of Ohio, James Dougherty of Morristown and William (Tracy) Dougherty of Whiteland; daughter-in-law, Renee Dougherty of Greenwood; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ivan Daniel Dougherty; and a sister, Marilyn Willis.

A funeral service was conducted Nov. 23 at Rocklane Christian Church in Greenwood. Visitation took place Nov. 22 at the church. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West