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A graduate of Gainesville High School Timmy James Dougherty, son of Johnny Joe and Bernice Louise Lister Dougherty, was born six minutes after his twin brother, Jimmy Joe, in Ava, on Jan. 12, 1958. He joined his mother and loved ones on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the age of 49. Tim suffered from a long terminal disease call scleroderma.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kristin LaVonne, and their four children, Seth Peirre (Loretta) of Duncan, Okla., Sarah Jane, of Greenleaf, Idaho, Whitney Dawn, of Rexburg, Idaho, and Timmy Chad, of Duncan, Okla.; and two grandchildren, Malinda Lynn and Shaelyn Lavonne; his father, Johnny Joe, of Tecumseh; brothers, Jimmy Joe (Darlene), and Harold Lynn (Sharon) both of Mtn. Home, Ark.; a sister Lora Louise, of Tecumseh; nine nieces and three nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tim married Kristin LaVonne Cole on June 6, 1981, at the home of her parents, Lyle Don and Darylann Cole. They made their home in Gainesville for over 26 years until their recent relocation to Duncan, Okla., to be close to their bright spot in their lives, their granddaughters.
Tim graduated from Gainesville High School in 1975, 8th in his class. All of his adult life has been spent self-employed either cutting cedar logs, making pallets or other odd jobs.
Tim was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on July 31, 1984 where he has served in several teaching positions, Cub Scout master and as a home teacher.
Tim’s rare advanced terminal scleroderma will be researched and studied by doctors for the research and educational purposes to some day prevent unsuspecting victims from going through this horrible disease as Tim has had for over 16 years.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 22, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ava. Burial followed at Lilly Ridge Cemetery in Gainesville, under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home of Gainesville.