Obituary: Ollie Thomas Hughes

March 2, 1954 – October 31, 2022

Ollie Thomas Hughes, 68, of Bedford, IN passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022.

Born on March 2, 1954, he was the son of George Sr. and Lavada (McCroy) Hughes. He married Betty JoeAnn Tungate and she preceded him in death on January 17, 1998.

Ollie worked for the City of Bedford where he retired. He attended Tunnelton High School and graduated in 1972. He was also a member of Easyville Pentecostal Church in Freetown.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Ollie is one step-daughter, LaDana (Brent McVicker) Stidam of Hardinsburg; one stepson, Charles (Patricia) Stidam III of North Vernon; five grandchildren, Matthew (Abby) Jarvis of Bedford, Luke (Leah) Jarvis of Bedford, Jonathan (Lacy) Jarvis of Bedford, Tiffany (Bob) Fanning of Ohio, Michael Stidam of Madison, and Laura Stidam of Mitchell; his brother, Robert “Lightning” (Jane) Hughes of Bedford; and great-grandchildren Brayden, Xander, Lily, Karey, Jake, Isaiah, Bella, Paisley, Tyson, Anisty, Mazie, and Jolee.

Preceding Ollie in death are his parents; wife; and siblings, Genevieve Flinn, Juanita Sullivan, Nancy Hughes at birth, George Jr., Samuel Taylor Hughes, Charlotte Miller, Carol Sue Chang, and Stanley Alva Hughes.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Robert Hughes, Clarence Brown, and Sister Jean Pogue officiating. Burial will follow at the Leesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to the service hour on Friday.

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