Mr. Carlton N. (Oful Higgins) Hughes, 69, of Hazlehurst passed away June 18 at his residence under the care of Regency Southern Care following an extended illness.
Mr. Hughes was born June 22, 1951, at Goldman’s Hospital in Jeff Davis County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Onis F. Hughes, Vera Mae Sellers McNeal and Norman Haynes Sr.; sister, Essie Mae McNeal; brothers, Jimmy Haynes, Tommy Haynes, Billy Haynes and niece, Angie Hughes Rowland.
Mr. Hughes was retired from Amoco Fabrics & Fibers and Trucks, Inc. After retirement he was a school bus driver with Jeff Davis County School System. He was an active member of Grace Community Church of God in Hazlehurst.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Sandra McAllister Hughes of Hazlehurst;
sons, Chris (Shelley) Hughes of Lumber City, Shane Hughes of Hazlehurst, and John Rowell of Newnan; grandchildren he raised, Bailey Rowell and Micheal Rowell, of Hazlehurst; granddaughters, Gracey Hughes (Jonathan Walker) of Lumber City, AshLeigh Hughes of Hazlehurst and Emily Bovingdon of Newnan; grandsons, Logan (Hayden) Hughes of Lumber City, Nate Hughes of Hazlehurst, Travis Hughes of Baxley and Dylan Bovingdon of Newnan; great-grandson Paxton Walker of Lumber City; sisters, Gail (Snooky) Thornton, Belinda (BoPete) Carter and Joann McNeal of Hazlehurst; brothers, Fulton Hughes of Alma, Edward (Edna) Hughes and Norman Haynes Jr., both of Hazlehurst; brothers-in-law, Sam McAllister, Jerry (Teresa) Evans of Hazlehurst and James (Debbie) Evans of Waycross; aunt, Lillian Broughton of Melrose, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were June 23 at 2 p.m. at Grace Community Church with the Rev. Joel Auger, the Rev. Alvin Merritt, the Rev. Jinker Horton and the Rev. Nathan Greer officiating.
Interment followed in Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were nephews Jimmy Barnes, Kaleb Carter, Bubba Horton, Tommy Hughes, Michael Pickren and Jonah Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Davis County School System family.
Music was rendered by Deidra Greer.
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