On Saturday, Stacey Daugherty died after a courageous battle with cancer.
Daugherty was diagnosed in 2017 with liver cancer. She chronicled her battle on Facebook, stating after each chemotherapy treatment with which number treatment it was and finished the comment by saying “Another one in the books.”
For two years, Daugherty worked at the Campbell County Courthouse. Tony Hill, a courthouse employee, said he remembered the day exactly when Daugherty was diagnosed. “We (Hill, County Mayor EL Mayor and Deputy Mayor Andy Wallace) were setting up the tent for National Night Out, and she came to tell us about her diagnosis.”
TOP PHOTO: Tony Hill (L) is with Stacey Daugherty.
“She never quit fighting. She was as tough as nails and always had a smile on her face,” Hill said fondly.
“I just saw her a month or so ago. I asked her if she was saved. She said ‘yes’ very happily and said she trusted in Jesus and knew where she was going,” said Dr. Jill Browning. “She was a wonderful mother and will be greatly missed.”
A Facebook post from Greta Day, Daugherty’s sister, said “She was one of the fiercest people I knew. She was fiercely loyal, fiercely proactive and fiercely generous. She loved her family and friends, and everyone who fell into those groups knew it, too.”
Daugherty’s Facebook page speaks of her positivity and hope while battling Cancer and her love for her family.
Daugherty is survived by her husband, Chris Daugherty; daughters, Elizabeth Daugherty, Sarah Daugherty, and Samantha Daugherty. She was preceded in death by her father, Dean Woodward and mother, Jewel Ellison Day.
Funeral services will be tonight at 8 p.m. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Lloyd and Rev. Matt Childress officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. before funeral services. Family and friends will meet Thursday 10 a.m. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Warren Memorial Gardens in Elk Valley for graveside services and interment.
Stacey Daugherty was 46-years old. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/13/2019-6AM)