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Obituary of my grandfather, Arley E. Hughes (1891-1969)

Posted in Genealogy by tahughesnc on April 16, 2014

This obituary was published on page 2 of The Tuscaloosa News on Wednesday, March 12, 1969.

A.E. Hughes

This photo of my grandparents, Virgie Doughty Hughes and Arley Hughes, was taken at their 50th anniversary celebration in 1967.

This photo of my grandparents, Virginia “Virgie” Doughty Hughes and Arley Hughes, was taken at their 50th anniversary celebration in 1967.

Arley Ezra Hughes, 78, of 1519 Fifth Ave., died this morning at Druid City Hospital.

A native of Pickens County, he had lived in Tuscaloosa for 50 years. Mr. Hughes was a graduate of the University Law School in 1916 and worked for many years with the Alabama Power Co. here.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Strickland-Hayes Chapel with the Rev. Allan Watson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

The body will lie in state in the funeral home until servicetime.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C.C. Davis Jr. of Marietta, Ga.; two sons, H.L. and A.E. Hughes Jr. of Mobile; seven sisters, Mrs. Naoma Ashcraft of Tuscaloosa, Mrs. Floy Patterson of Columbus, Miss., Mrs. Pluma Franks of Columbus, Mrs. Dorothy Hill of Philadelphia, Miss., and Mrs. Annie Mae Sanders of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three brothers, Eli Hughes of Tuscaloosa, Charles Hughes of Columbus and Auvin Hughes of Marietta, and nine grandchildren.

Active pallbearers are Lee Hughes, Charles Davis, Larry, Mark, Lowell and Howard Hughes, Robert and Johnny Doughty.

Honorary pallbearers are Roscoe Gibson, Wilburn Christian, Ed Mathews, Glenn Partrich, Joe Brown, Alton S. Shamblee, and the adult men’s Sunday School classes of Calvary Baptist Church.

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  1. Glenn Holliman said, on April 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Ah, there is that name Ashcraft again…and Pickens County. March 12, 1969, I was with the 1st Infantry in Viet Nam, engaged in American hubris and futility. The years fly by…fly by….good for your branch that you are saving and sharing this. Glenn

    • tahughesnc said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Glenn, Naoma Ashcraft (my grandfather’s sister) is buried at Ashcraft Corner Cemetery — the same cemetery where Elton and Murlee Holliman are buried.

  2. Virginia PhillipsSmith said, on April 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Glad I’m on your list to read this.

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. […] of Mr. J.H. Doughty, three miles north of Reform, in the marriage of his daughter, Miss Virgie, to Mr. Arlie E. Hughes, of […]


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