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Melvin Lee DaughertyPassing: October 8, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 13th @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, October 12th @ 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, October 13th

MITCHELL – Melvin Lee Daugherty, 79, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020, at his residence.

Born October 11, 1940, in Lee County, Virginia, he was the son of Samuel R. and Jeanette (Campbell) Daugherty. 

Melvin joined the U. S. Army in 1963 and was in the reserves until 1969.  He married Sharon Tally on April 10, 1965, and they had 55 wonderful years together.  To this union was born a son, Gary Lee Daugherty.

Melvin worked for the telephone company and retired from Verizon/GTE.  He loved to work with wood and could make just about anything.  Melvin made and sold many dulcimers.  He created beautiful oil paintings and a few of them will be on display during the visitation at the funeral home.  Melvin was a member of the Syria Christian church.

In addition to his wife and son, Melvin is survived by his siblings, Jack Daugherty of Orleans, Marvin Daugherty of Paoli, Brad Daugherty of Paoli, Glenn Daugherty of Madison, Gloria Anderson of Bedford, and Nancy Reynolds of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Geraldine Nodine.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Patrick Knowles officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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18 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Doris Daugherty Morgan | http://Oviedo, FL 32765
    Date: October 13, 2020
    Dear Sharon, Gary and family, I am thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer at this sad time . At the family reunions, I enjoyed Melvin’s stories, his music and his paintings. We will miss him so very much. Love to all, Doris
  2. Guest: Luther and Cindy Galyon | http://Knoxville, TN
    Date: October 13, 2020
    Please accept our sympathy at the passing of Melvin. So very sorry we cannot be with you at this time due to the virus. May God bless and keep you in His loving care. Blessings, Luther and Cindy
  3. Guest: Alma Lindley | http://Mitchell In
    Date: October 13, 2020
    Nancy and Gloria..so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
  4. Guest: Linda Scoggan | http://Orleans
    Date: October 13, 2020
    So very sorry for your loss. God's Blessings and all of our prayers. Jerry and Linda Scoggan
  5. Guest: Jeannette Moore | http://Salem, in
    Date: October 13, 2020
    Nancy,Gloria, so sorry to hear about your brother. My prayer and thoughts are with you at this sad time. May Gods love confort you all and your family. Hugs
  6. Guest: Carolyn Dixon Shadle | http://Shelbyville IN
    Date: October 12, 2020
    Sharon, Marvin and all the family--may God Bless and comfort you. Melvin was special and had talents a lot of our classmates never knew about. I treasure one of this paintings and have it hanging in my guestroom. I am so happy that you all made it to our last reunion. You are with me in my prayers. Carolyn Dixon Shadle
  7. Guest: jayne wells | http://nashville
    Date: October 12, 2020
    a great friend
  8. Guest: Susan L Hirschinger | http://CICERO
    Date: October 12, 2020
    My deepest condolences for the family. Hugs and prayers for all. Stay safe with the covid. Wear your masks during the entire funeral, please. Susan Hirschinger
  9. Guest: Delores Daugherty Hughes | http://Pennington Gap, Virginia
    Date: October 12, 2020
    I have many memories of Melvin. I bet the reunion with my daddy in heaven, they are laughing about something! Prayers for Sharon and Gary from your Daugherty family in Virginia.
  10. Guest: Nancy Reynolds | http://Orleans IN
    Date: October 12, 2020
    Most know that I had 5 brothers now 4 ( 3 big brothers and one younger) brothers are great most of the time. Melvin taught me to ride my bike, took me for rides in his old car and on the milk route usually ending with a stop at punkin center for a coke and ice cream. Taught me to play basketball, we all enjoyed watching Jack. Melvin & Marvin playing basketball for Paoli Ramblers. We worked hard on the farm milking, feeding & putting up hay and other crops. But we also played hard playing basketball at home on the dirt court, sledding in the wintertime. I will miss you brother -- rest till we meet again.
  11. Guest: Rose Cody | http://Orleans, Indiana
    Date: October 12, 2020
    We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Steve and Rose Cody
  12. Guest: Cathy Blackwell | http://Williams, IN
    Date: October 11, 2020
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you Sharon and the family. Melvin was a grest mentor and role model for Ron when he started working for the telephone company. He will be missed.
  13. Guest: Debbie ( Fleenor) Clock | http://Mitchell
    Date: October 10, 2020
    Marvin and Judy, I am so sorry to hear about Melvin’s passing. Jim and I will be thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers. Love you, Debbie Clock
  14. Guest: Rita Whitehead | http://Heltonville IN
    Date: October 10, 2020
    Sharon, my deepest condolences. May God be with you.
  15. Guest: Charles D Cooper | http://Mitchell
    Date: October 10, 2020
    To Melvin's family, Although you may not remember me, my name is Chuck Cooper. I live in Pioneer Trails Drive. I used to stop and visit Melvin on his front porch. We talked about many subjects, Church, his paintings, his woodwork. He loved to tell me all about his dulcimer's and how he made them, the wood he used and who he sold some of them to. He was a wonderful man living a wonderful life. I feel that Jesus was waiting for him at the gates of heaven. So very, very sorry for your loss.
  16. Guest: Teresa Sosebee | http://West Fork Arkansas
    Date: October 9, 2020
    Aunt Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Gary. May our Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you and give you strength and understanding during this difficult time! We love you!
  17. Guest: Patty Clark | http://Jonesville, VA
    Date: October 9, 2020
    Sharon and Gary, we are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Melvin when we came to Indiana. May God comfort you. Mike and Patty (Daugherty) Clark Michael Daugherty
  18. Guest: Odie Taylor | http://Bedford, In
    Date: October 9, 2020
    Sharon I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers