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Kenneth R. Daughdrill

Kenneth R. Daughdrill, 88, a longtime resident of Franklinton, La., died June 3, 2021, at Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Crowville, La., on Nov. 15, 1932, to the late Herman L. Daughdrill and Mattie Thorne Daughdrill. Ken was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He taught chemistry and physics for 45 years, educating and mentoring countless young people at Franklinton High School for 30 years and later at Bowling Green School for 15 years. Ken served as assistant vice principal and was over discipline issues at both schools. He was a Christian and member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton.
Survivors include his wife of over 65 years, Dora Ann Cox Daughdrill, of Franklinton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Angie Daughdrill, of Mandeville, La.; Byron and Laura Daughdrill, of Jonesboro, Ark; six grandsons and spouses, Aaron Daughdrill, Chase and Emily Daughdrill, Brett Daughdrill, Jake Daughdrill, Sean Brown, Ryan and Tessa Brown; two granddaughters and spouses, Ashley and Douglas Plaeger, Caroline and Michael Sutton; two great-grandsons, Jack Henry Sutton, Logan Plaeger; great-granddaughter, Finley Nicole Brown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Ginger Daughdrill, of Hammond, La.; Wayne and Kathy Daughdrill, of Monroe, La.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Joyce Pardon; a young brother, Gerald Daughdrill; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John A. and Lily M. Cox; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John A. Cox Jr., Leroy and Peggy Cox, Jeanette and J.C. Holmes, Marie and Gene Griffin, Mary Cox McCain, and Betty and Bobby Nelson.
A funeral service was held June 5 in the chapel of Crain Funeral Home (Franklinton, La.), with Dr. Cody Warren and Rev. Joey Miller officiating. Burial followed in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chase Daughdrill, Brett Daughdrill, Jake Daughdrill, Sean Brown, Ryan Brown, Michael Sutton, and Charles Mason.
Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Daughdrill, Jack Henry Sutton, Logan Plaeger, and his many skeet shooting buddies.