December 30, 1948 – June 30, 2021
Merle Hughes, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at I.U. Health
Born December 30, 1948, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Lewis Watson and Marie (Miller) Lake. She
married Rodger Terrell and he preceded her in death. She later married Thomas Hughes and he also preceded her in death. She was a housekeeper at the Hospitality House in Bedford.
Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda Cole, Vonda Bunch and husband, Brian, and Fonda Drehobl, all of
Bedford; three step-sons, Jesse, Bryan, and Tommy Lee Hughes; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; six
sisters, Carolyn Harrison, Vera Glasgow, Karen Parker, Diana Hanners, Rosella Sons, and Bonnie Hughes; brothers Randy Lake and Davy Miller and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two sisters, Jane Sykes and Marvetta Baker; a brother, Donnie Watson; a daughter, Shawnda Terrell; three great-grandbabies.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day &
Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour
of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.