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Doug Doughty

dough-doughty-1Doug Doughty, age 55, of Mena, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 of a heart attack doing what he loved, riding horses and hunting in the Ouachita Mountains at Shady. He was born on Monday, September 18, 1961 to Bill and Linda Putman Doughty in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Doug loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to spoil his nieces and nephews because it brought him great joy. Doug was a jack-of-all-trades and was self-employed most of his life.  Doug was a member of the Little Hope Baptist Church and Rainbow Springs Hunting Club. Hunting and riding horses was a large part of Doug’s life and one year he scored a record Boone and Crockett Black Bear which was a proud moment in his life. Doug was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Doughty.

Doug is survived by his father, Bill Doughty of Mena; daughter, Polly McBride of Houston, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dalton and Lisa Doughty of Mena and David and Pam Doughty of Beaufort, South Carolina; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Andy Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Rick Foster, Tom Matejek, Jim Crowley, Travis Ross, Eddie Kennedy, Russell Myers, Steven Taylor and Kevin Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Little Hope Baptist Church Youth fund 2997 Southside Road, Oden, Arkansas 71961.

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  1. Proud to call Doug my friend. I will miss him greatly and I will never forget him. We shared hunting, fishing, trail riding, partying, and work together. There was no quit in Doug.

  2. john & SueAnn Buratowski

    PaPa Bill, Dalton, Lisa, David & Pam, we grieve with you with this loss. He was a good and loving man and will be sorely missed by anyone who knew him for even a short time.
    May Bless & Comfort you,
    john & SueAnn Buratowski

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