Valdosta Daily Times

October 17, 2012

Marion Elbert Hughes

Staff Writer
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Marion Elbert Hughes, 78, of Jasper, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Lake City VA Medical Center in Lake City, Fla., following an extended illness. Elbert was born in Echols County, Ga., on March 22, 1934, to the late Butler and Vashti Fouraker Hughes. His career in the timber industry spanned more than 30 years. He retired from PCA (Packaging Corporation of America) formerly Owens-Illinois (forestry division). He was dedicated to his work and his knowledge was invaluable. Elbert loved being outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. As a young man, he served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jasper, Fla., and was a dedicated husband, father, “papa” and friend. Elbert was loved by everyone that had the privilege of knowing him and will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Joe Hughes; and a brother-in-law, Bryan Ware.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jennie Lou Hughes, Jasper, Fla.; three sons, Chris Hughes (Kelinda), Scott Hughes (Denice) and Jodi Hughes (Donna), all of Jasper, Fla.; two brothers, James Hughes (Virginia), Clewiston, Fla., and Kenneth Hughes (Margaret), Easley, S.C.; one sister, Idoma Ware, Monks Corner, S.C.; six grandchildren, Dana Burke (Scott), LaCresha Hughes, William Hughes (Amy Atkinson), Maggie Hughes, Amanda Hughes and Matthew Hughes; two great-granddaughters, Cassi and Alexandria. Also surviving is his sister-in-law, Terry Hughes, Jasper.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jasper. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Jasper.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Lake City VA Medical Center (Voluntary Services) 619 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL, 32025 — Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.