Jerry E. Hughes

Published 8:50 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011

By Staff
Mr. Jerry Edward Hughes, 73, a resident of 1665 Bayview Road, Bath, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Dean Fulford. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites. Travis Russ, Rhett White, Ken Lumsden, Junior Fulford, Justin Tate and Steve Hopkins will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Hughes was born in Beaumont, Texas, on Dec. 28, 1937, to the late Lawrence and Otha Comer Hughes. He was a 1956 graduate of South Park High School in Beaumont, Texas, a 1960 graduate of Lamar University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a 1991 graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Maine where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business. On Nov. 30, 1991, he married Carolyn Grace Daniels who survives. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Bath Lions Club since 1965, serving as president eight times and was currently secretary-treasurer since 2005. He was District Governor for the Lions Club District 31 J from 1973-1974 and was awarded Secretary of the Year for Lions Club District 31 J in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He received the President’s award from Lions Club International. He helped start the Blind Center in Washington and was presently serving on their Board of Directors. He was a Guiding Lion for Washington’s Evening Lions Club and delivered Meals on Wheels. Mr. Hughes was an EMT for 28 years serving as a member of Bath Community and Pamlico Beach Rescue Squads. He was past president of Beaufort County EMS and Rescue Association. Mr. Hughes received the Governors Award for Volunteerism in 2000 and was the Beaufort County EMT of the year in 2003. He was past chairman of the Bath School Advisory Committee and Cancer Society fund raising events. He was past secretary of the Bayview Senior Golf Association. Mr. Hughes was a member of Belhaven Masonic Lodge # 509 A. F. &A. M. since 1976.
Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Hughes Holder and husband, Michael, of Wilmington, Suzanne Hughes Mira-Knippel and husband, Johnny, of Franklin; two step daughters, Minnie Lou Hopkins and husband, Steve, of Pamlico Beach, Cindy Foster of Concord, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Morgan Holder, Abigail Holder, Braxton Mira- Knippel, Savannah Mira-Knippel, Travis Tate, Jr., Justin Tate, Colby Hopkins and Kiran Foster Ragunathan and one great-granddaughter, Tara Tate.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Bath Community Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 176, Bath, NC 27808.
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Hughes family.
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