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John Hughes

John H. Hughes, 86, of 154 Shiloh Church Road, husband of Jessie Garrett Hughes, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at his home. Born in Union County, he was the son of the late John Gary and Annie Mae Greenway Hughes. He was a US Air Force Veteran of WWII and retired from the Highway Department with 30 years of service. Mr. Hughes was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, a Mason and member of the Schroder Lodge, and Shriner and member of the Hejaz Temple. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, John H. Hughes Jr. and wife Irene of Princeton; a daughter in law, Kay McCroskey and husband Ray of Mountville; four sisters, Gary Mae Davis of Laurens, Ruby Nell Garrett of Greenville, Mildred Link of Clemson, and Joanne Boulware of Rock Hill; three grandchildren, Amy Hughes, Ronda Grubbs, and Brad Hughes and wife Vickie; and four great grandchildren, Zach Hance, Demi Hughes, August Hughes, and Brittany Grubbs. He was predeceased by a son, David G. Hughes and a granddaughter, Susan Hughes. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Friday, January 22, 2010 at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Forest Mixon with burial in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, 36 Shiloh Church Rd, Gray Court, SC 29645 or the American Lung Association, attn Tiffany Haney, 119 Bumble Circle, Greenville SC 29662. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John Hughes please visit our Sympathy Store.


JAN 21. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)

The Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.

606 West Main Street

Laurens, SC, 29360


JAN 22. 11:00 AM (EST)

The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel

606 W. Main St.

Laurens, SC

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Brad, Vicki and Hughes Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandfather. You are all in my prayers! He was a great man! Love, Angel, Dylan and Olivia Martin

Angel Martin Jan 25 2010 12:00 AM

Ms.Jessie I want you to know what a special man i thought Mr.John was, the 2 yrs i have been in the service dept at Baldwin's, and got to know you and Mr.John, y'all are very special people, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this time..Gail Bouknight-Baldwin Buick Service Dept.

Gail (Langston) Bouknight Jan 22 2010 12:00 AM

Mrs. Jessie, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. John's passing, although I'm sure many welcomed him to heaven. I can imagine my grandmother asking him where you are. Mr John was always so gracious and kind to me, going out of his way many times. You will see him again one that. Praise God for that promise. I will be praying for you and your family.

Billie Kellett Burns Jan 22 2010 12:00 AM

Jessie and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I can relate to your grief as I lost Bill on Jan. 1 2010. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jean Davis Jan 21 2010 12:00 AM

Jessie and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and sympathy are with you all.

Eleanor Morrison Lawson Jan 21 2010 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Star Love, Kim and Mike

Kim & Mike Hammond Jan 20 2010 12:00 AM