Obituary: Don Hughes

January 14, 1930 – July 16, 2019

Don Hughes, 89, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born January 14, 1930, in Leesville, he was the son of Lester and Lois (Ritchison) Hughes Griffith.  He married Anna Vieve Carter May 18, 1952, and she preceded him in death on November 3, 1965.  His second marriage was to Nettie Stevens September 11, 1978.

Don retired from General Motors, had also been employed at Carpenter Body Works, and served as a policeman for the City of Mitchell.  He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.  Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping.

Survivors include his wife, Nettie Hughes of Bedford; daughters, Rhea Dawn (Bill) Brinson of Bloomington, Sherry Lynn (Greg) Walters of Bedford, Jowanna Hughes of Mitchell and Shellie (Joey Harper) Reynolds of Heltonville; step-daughter, Cathy (Jerry) Brown of Bedford; grandchildren, Trinity Batchelor, Chad Batchelor, Starr Walters, Reva Yother, Jami Crane, Stormy Grissom, William Walls, Kristy Fountain, and Karmen Byers; 21 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren

His parents; step-mother, Ula Iona Hughes; wife, Anna Vieve Hughes; and siblings, Jenny Basinger, Betty Brown, Gordon Hughes, and Barbara Aufenberg,  preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating.  Military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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