Ellen was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late James Garfield Hoss and Myrtle Crumley Hoss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hughes; her son, Roger Hughes; her twin sister, Helen Hoss Hughes; five sisters, Lillian Ellis, Ruth Lewis, Mae Winters, Edith Jones and Margaret Buck; and two brothers, Carl Hoss and Paul Hoss.
Ellen had been employed for Tri-State Container and retired from Kennametal. She was a member of Cove Creek Presbyterian Church in Roan Mountain. Ellen loved to quilt, gardening, loved animals and enjoyed cooking and canning.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Danny Hughes and wife Diana, of Roan Mountain, TN and Gary Dean Hughes, of Florida; one daughter, Phyllis Whitehead and husband Danny, of Knoxville, TN; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; one sister, Lydia Ann Shipley, of Bluff City, TN; and special friends, Wilma Townsend and Carolyn Johnson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Ellen Hoss Hughes will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 2, 2019 in the Hughes and Arrowood Cemetery in Roan Mountain with Reverend Delaney Berry, officiating. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 AM on Friday.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Waters of Roan Highlands for the loving care given to Mrs. Hughes and a special thank you to all her friends who came by to visit with her.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the charity of their choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Ellen and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.