Pauline Doughty

Pauline Doughty Obit Photo

Mrs. Pauline Coates Doughty, 93, wife of the late Thorogood Melson “Tuck” Doughty and a resident of Exmore, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. A native of Bridgetown, she was the daughter of the late Paul Coates and the late Eva Stevens Coates. She was a retired X-ray technician and a member of Johnson’s United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children, Thorogood Melson “Mel” Doughty Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Wendell, N.C., Paulette D. MacPartland and her husband, David, of Exmore, Ann D. Tyndall of Vero Beach, Fla., and Adriana Sanchez of Vero Beach; five grandchildren, Allison, Lee Ann, Sarah, Wayne, and Jairo; and four great-grandchildren, Eli, Ellie, Jahn, and Savannah. She was predeceased by a brother, Billy R. Coates, and a grandson, Richie Gaskill.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 6, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Johnson’s United Methodist Church with the Reverend Curtis Lucy officiating. Interment followed in Johnson’s United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family joined friends at the Funeral Home Sunday evening from 7  til 8:30 p.m. Flowers were accepted or memorials made to Johnson’s United Methodist Church, 11175 Bayside Road, Machipongo, VA 23405.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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