Jewell Ella Nelson DaughertyJewell Ella Nelson Daugherty, 93 of Benton formerly of Wilmar, died June 13, 2014.

Mrs. Daugherty was a beloved member of the Wilmar community where she retired from Wilmar School District and was a life-long member of Andrews Chapel Methodist Church in the Barkada community. She lived most of her life in Wilmar until she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. After her diagnosis, she moved to Benton to be closer to her one and only child, Ronald to receive more specialized treatment.

Mrs. Daugherty was born in the Barkada community on September 12, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Carl and Florence Wright Nelson.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Idell Daugherty and one infant sibling.

She is survived by her son, Ronald Daugherty and wife Kaye of Benton; two sisters, Rena May Simmons of Pine Bluff and Helen Rose Ross and husband Carroll of Monticello; a brother, Carl “Buddy” Nelson and wife Louise of Crossett; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held June 17 at 2 p.m. at the Andrews Chapel Methodist Church with burial in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.