Robert Hughes, age 81, of Buladean, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
A native of Bakersville, he was a son of the late Norma Hughes. He was also preceded in death by and infant sister, Charlotte Hughes and a brother, Leon Hughes. Robert was a faithful member and trustee of St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church who loved to farm and after his retirement, he was currently employed with Mitchell County at the Red Hill Recycling Center.
Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Verndenia West Hughes; three daughters: Brenda Jenkins and husband, Tony, Darlene Hill and husband, Ralph, and Debbie Hensley and husband, Rev. Marvin Hensley, all of Buladean; a son, Kevin Hughes and wife, Amy, of Buladean; two sisters: Christine Odom of Roan Mountain, TN and Linda Huff of Maryland; four brothers: R.H. Hughes of Buladean, Paul Hughes of Buladean, Willard Hughes of Johnson City, TN and Farrell Harrell of Maryland; nine grandchildren: Matthew, Mark, and Thomas Jenkins, Amanda Buchanan, Jeremy Honeycutt, Andy and Justin Hensley, Darren Hughes and Jessica Ayers; three step grandchildren: Cassie Bradley and Torrie and Dalton Tollison; six great-grandchildren: Trystan, Chandra, Lucas, Delaney Faith, Makenzi and Reed; and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 25th at St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Gordon Lewis and Rev. Marvin Hensley will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Monday at the church prior to the services and at other times will be at the home. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Ham Hughes Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Matthew, Mark, and Thomas Jenkins, Jeremy Honeycutt, Andy and Justin Hensley, Darren Hughes and Dalton Tollison.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County at 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. To send the Hughes family an online condolence, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.