James Daugherty

August 16, 1944 ~ March 8, 2022 (age 77)


James A. Daugherty, age 77, a lifelong resident of Phelps, Ky. departed this life on March 8, 2022, at his home.   Born August 16, 1944, at Freeburn, Ky. a son of the late Lonnie Daugherty and Jettie Sullivan Daugherty.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Lawrence Wolford, and Herman Daugherty.  Sisters, Marilyn Ery, Fayetta Blankenship, and Juanita Johnson.

James leaves to mourn his passing and honor his memory daughters, Jamie Lynn Combs and husband Leroy. Jessica Bevins and husband Darren. Son, James Donald Daugherty.  Brother, Lonnie Daugherty Jr. (Betty) Sisters, Glennis Fadley, Bonnie Dotson (Warren Gene), and Sharlene (Cookie) Fields.   Grand children, James Austin Daugherty, Jaci Lynn Combs, Layken McKenna Bevins, Aliyah Daugherty, Ian Kade Bevins, and Kannon James Bevins. He was expecting the arrival of great grandson Waylon James Daugherty. He also leaves special friends, Jerry Fields and Jerry Layne, Donna “Daugherty” Casey (Mother of Children), and Robert Casey, a great friend and helper.  He leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews. 

James was a member of the UMWA, after working 33 years as an underground coal miner he retired.  He was of the Christian Faith. He took a lot of joy in riding his ATV and being outside in nature. He enjoyed cooking and watching Westerns. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

The family will begin receiving friends on Sunday March 13, 2022, at the Jamboree Church of God at 6:00 p.m.  There will be special services Sunday and Monday night at 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be Tuesday March 15, 2022, at 1:00 P.M.  with Larry Blackburn and Larry Rife officiating. Interment will be at the Billy Dotson Cemetery at Phelps. Pallbearers, Steve Layne, Aaron Blankenship, Austin Daugherty, Earl Fields, Jordan Blankenship, Robert Casey and Mike Gillespie.  Honorary pallbearers, Darren Bevins and Leroy Combs.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home at Phelps, Ky.  Our guestbook may be signed at

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March 13, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jamboree Church of God
Highway 194 E

Funeral Service
March 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Jamboree Church of God
Highway 194 E

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