Verda Oakes Hughes, 100, 710 Treadway Street, died Monday, October 9, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Hughes was an Avery County, NC native and had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Charles Oakes and Ebbie Oakes. . Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her husband, Cephus C. Hughes in 1994; one daughter, Bernice Sexton, two sisters and two brothers. She was retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Mrs. Hughes was a member of Walnut Christian Church. Survivors include: a son, Paul W. Hughes, Sr. of Marion, VA, a sister, Frankie Blair of NC; three grandsons, Paul W. Hughes, Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Glenelg, MD, Robert L. Hughes and his wife, Paula of Baltimore, MD and Charles Stanton and his wife Janet of Johnson City; a granddaughter Patricia A. Hall and her husband, Kenneth of Kansas; three great grandsons, Paul W. Hughes, III of Glenelg, MD, Matthew and Joseph Stanton of Johnson City; three great granddaughters, Nicole M. Hughes of Glenelg, MD, Karen Grosser and her husband James of Missouri and Vanessa Stanton of Johnson City, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mrs. Hughes will be conducted at 8 PM Thursday, October 12, 2006 from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Pastor Tim Carlson will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM Friday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 AM Friday and travel in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of such a fine lady, she has brought much happiness to so many lives that she has touched. Know that even though we can not be there in person, we will be there in heart and soul. As many years have passed, I am still moved with each trip to Happy Valley. You have our deepest sympathy dealing with your loss. Bill & Anita Hughes

  2. Anonymous says:

    We are so very glad we got to come down and celebrate her 100th Birthday with her, family and friends. She is remembered fondly and with love, so sorry she is no longer with us but we know that she is in Heaven with Jesus. We had a funeral for my husband’s niece this week too and we have a house full of company, so sorry we could not be there with you all, but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Edna and Art

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