Marjorie Carol Dougherty Mayo

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Marjorie Carol Dougherty Mayo passed away peacefully at her home in Arkadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Margie was born Dec. 24, 1936 in Potosi, Mo. She was raised in Blytheville by her loving parents, Luther Andrew and Thelma May Storey Dougherty.

Margie was a graduate of Blytheville High School and continued her education at the University of Southern Mississippi where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She graduated college from Emory and Henry with a B.S.E. degree and went on to receive her Master’s degree from the School of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. She was employed by Blytheville Air Force Base as secretary to the Base Commander, Blytheville High School as a business teacher, Mississippi County Community College Business and Industry Center and Viscase Corporation.

On May 17, 1957 she married William Bert Mayo of Blytheville. They were happily married for 62 years and delighted in each other’s successes. She was “dog mom” to Jacque (deceased), Lil’ Bit (deceased) and Ginger, who was keeping her young.

Always young at heart, she was fondly known by nieces and nephews as “Weird Aunt Margie.” At every family gathering, she led the entertainment including “The Price is Right” and “jacks” and surprising them with unique gifts she had spent hours looking for. Her grandnieces and nephews knew her as “GAM” or Great Aunt Margie. She loved to tell stories to them about their own parents who she dedicated so much love and care for over the course of their lives. Margie was one of a kind.

She has met the Lord in Heaven along with her parents and brother Richard Dean Dougherty.

She leaves behind her devoted husband, Bill; two sisters, Marilyn Stires (Sonny) of Vista, Calif., and Sandy Rodgers (Ronnie) of Arkadelphia; sister-in-law, Ruby Dougherty (Dean) of Irmo, S.C.; nieces and nephews, Denise Stires and Julie Preston (Ron) of California, Ricky, Kenny and Brian Dougherty of South Carolina and Rachel Mardis (Mike) and Blake Rodgers (Vanessa) of Arkansas.

The love and affection she felt for her nieces and nephews, their spouses and grandnieces and nephews was felt by each of them.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. The family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice or to your church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at