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Margaret Adelaide Doherty, 81, returned to her heavenly home on September 3, 2017, after a long battle with dementia. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. She was a member of Franklin Creek Baptist Church. Adelaide was dearly loved by her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.



Adelaide was born to Alfred E. and Cecelia Lyons Hurd of Forts Lake, MS, on December 10, 1935. She was the eldest of eight children. She graduated from Moss Point High School and continued her education at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for 2 years and then graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Home Economics Degree. She married the love of her life in 1959, David Doherty, and they had two sons, David Doherty Jr. born in 1959 and Alan Doherty born in 1966. Adelaide taught school for 32 years and she retired in 1992 from Mobile County High School. She was an educator by heart, loving wife, mother, and just an overall kind person.



Adelaide was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred E. and Cecelia Lyons Hurd of Forts Lake, MS; son David Doherty Jr. of Amory, MS; sisters, Anne (Walt) Bradley of Reedsport, OR, Linda Smith of Lexington, TN, and  Faye McCary of Montgomery, AL.



She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, David Doherty of Moss Point, MS; son, Alan (Donna) Doherty of Moss Point, MS; grandchildren, Jordan (Charles) Vaughn, Alan Doherty Jr., Kayla (Jesse) Jones, Trey Doherty, and Christian Doherty; great-grandchildren, Avery Jones and Lane Jones; daughter-in-law, Jamye Doherty; sisters, Jane (Warren) Sims of Forts Lake, MS, and Irene (Ronald) Hawley of Hillsboro, IL; brothers, Al (Belinda) Hurd of Cropwell, AL, and Louis Hurd of Moss Point, MS; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.



The visitation for Adelaide will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday September 8, 2017. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at Franklin Creek Baptist Church in Moss Point, MS. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday September 8, 2017, at New Hope United Methodist Church located at 177 Old River Rd, Waynesboro, MS 39367.



Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Sep

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Franklin Creek Baptist Church

11505 Independence Road Moss Point MS, 39562

Service

Friday

8

Sep

11:00 AM
Franklin Creek Baptist Church

11505 Independence Road Moss Point MS, 39562

cemetery

Friday

8

Sep

3:00 PM
New Hope UMC

Waynesboro MS

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