Icelene W. Daughtry

Published 11:30 am Friday, January 12, 2024

Mrs. Icelene Waters Daughtry, age 81, a resident of Chocowinity, NC died Tuesday January 9, 2024, at her home with family by her side.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday January 16, 2024, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by David Linton and Laura Daughtry.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Davis, Christopher Toppings, Tim McLawhorn, Darrin Waters, Chad Waters and Richie Gerard.

Mrs. Daughtry was born in Beaufort County on March 24, 1942, daughter of the late Leven Randolph Waters and the late Hazel Smith Waters.  She was a 1960 graduate of Washington High School.  On April 30, 1983, she married Herman Shelton Daughtry who survives. She retired as a health auditor for the state of North Carolina after thirty plus years.  She, along with her husband, were the original owners and operators of Daughtry Mini Storage in Chocowinity. Many people admired her master gardening skills, and she would give a cutting of some type of a plant to anyone that stopped by and wanted one.  She also enjoyed crafts, especially ones involving sewing. Mrs. Daughtry was proud to be a supporter and advocate of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department.

Surviving along with her husband, Herman of the home are her daughters: Paige Davis and her husband Bill of Raleigh and Paula Ann Daughtry of Washington; adoptees of the heart children: Donna and Tim McLawhorn of Washington; brothers: Adrian Waters and his wife Sonja of Chocowinity and Thomas Waters and his wife Joy of Washington; sister: Rosa Waters of Washington; and a grandson: Christopher Daughtry Toppings of Washington.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to the Shepard Cancer Center Development Council by going to their link

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Daughtry family.