Funeral services for John E. Hughes will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Malcolm Self and Rev. Ronnie Whitlock.
Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
John was born April 20, 1936 in Logansport and entered into rest Sept. 18, 2012 in Minden. John worked for Shuler Dixie Dandy stores for more than 30 years and retired from Southeast Foods.
He was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church and served as a Gideon, deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years at Antioch Baptist Church and Beech Springs Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his yard, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn D. Hughes of Minden; son, Tommy John Hughes and wife, Dinah of Minden; daughters, Terri Moore and husband, Kirby of Minden and Nicole Hedrick and husband, Chris of Heflin; sister, Alice Cordova and husband, Buddy of Stanley; brothers, James Hughes and wife, Peggy of Taylor and Kenneth Hughes and wife, Barbara of Mansfield; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Tom Garland, Finley Smith, Kevin Hudson, Ronald Wayne Hughes, Jamie Hudson, Thomas Oliver and Wayne Avery.
Honorary pallbearers will be all deacons that served with him at Antioch Baptist Church and Beech Springs Baptist Church and fellow Gideons.