Henry Edward Hughes, former fifteen year resident of Mexico Beach, passed away Nov. 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr. Hughes was born in Atlanta, Ga. on July 21, 1917 to Emory and Janie Hughes. After completing Fulton High School, he attended Georgia Tech for two years and then graduated from John Marshall Law School, earning the degrees of LLB and LLM.
Mr. Hughes served three years in the United States Army during World War II. Upon completion of his military duties, he returned to Atlanta and was employed by Western Electric Company in 1937. He retired in 1980 with 43 years of service, with the further distinction of having never missed a day of work.
Mr. Hughes was married to Louise Gattis for 57 years until she passed away in 1996. In 1998 he married Elizabeth Woods Thompson of Mexico Beach, who passed away in 2007. He was also preceded in death by his son, Don R. Hughes, brother, Archie N. Hughes, and sister, Louise H. Bishop.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his son, Edward Hughes, Jr. (Kye) of Maryville, Tenn.; two daughters, Phyllis H. Stallings (Ronnie) of Huntersville, NC., and Donna H. Roberts (Pat) of Greenville, SC., and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hughes is also survived by two step-children, Carol Rish of Port St. Joe, and Richard Thompson of Panama City, and their extended families.
A gathering for friends and family was held on Dec. 2 at Troutman Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at St. Michaels Cemetery in Troutman, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 225 Morgan Street, Troutman, NC, 28166.