Mary Josephine Bryant Daugherty, 88, of Elizabeth

Mary Josephine Bryant Daugherty, 88, of Elizabeth WV, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2021.

She was born in Chapel WV, to the late Letha M. (Nicholas) and Worthy G. Perkins.

Mary was an avid Wirt County sports fan and an avid reader of mysteries. She was a member of the VFW WomenÂ’s Auxiliary. She once served as the Belle of Wirt County in the West Virginia State Folk Festival. She especially enjoyed playing cards and games with her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her children Doris (Lee) Pursley of Leroy WV, Judy (Mike) Clark of Waterford OH, Pam (Jeff) Sheppard of Palestine WV, James (Joey) Bryant of Parkersburg WV, Bill (Carla) Bryant of Leroy WV, and Roberta (Mitchell) Taylor of Newark WV.

She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her first husband Harrison J. Bryant, her second husband Perry E. Daugherty, her daughter Darlene Bryant McDaniel and two great-grandsons. Mary was also preceded in death by all her siblings, Ruth, Paul, Vera, Orville, Denver, Susie, Avis and Jerry.

Visitation will be held Thursday May 13, 2021, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Matheny Whited Funeral Home, Elizabeth WV, with funeral services following at 5:00 p.m., with Tim Bell officiating. She will be laid to rest at K of P Cemetery, Elizabeth.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to The Morristown Community Association, c/o Carol Frame, 1568 Morehead Ridge, Elizabeth WV 26143 or to Fairview Cemetery, c/o Linda Murray, 1883 Ballard Run, Elizabeth WV 26143.