Margaret Elizabeth Hughes, 92

by | February 28, 2017 4:23 pm

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Hughes, 92, died February 14, 2017 in Lake Jackson, Tex. She came into the world February 23, 1924, born in Swainsboro to Hudson (T) and Ola Peebles Wilson. She was raised on a Georgia farm as the oldest of six sisters. Hughes attended Georgia Southern University and promptly got a job assisting the U.S. Government in St. Louis, Mo. There, she met the love of her life, William John “Bill” Hughes. They had a wonderful life, traveling the world and living on four continents. Hughes and her husband settled in Lake Jackson and lived there for 53 years. She co-owned The Carved Door antique store, and she was a terrific cook. Hughes loved to dance and enjoyed taking trips with family and friends. In her later years, she volunteered as a pink lady, helping and cheering “the old people.” She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; son, Raymond; and sister, Sybil Hall.

Survivors include two sons, John and Richard Hughes; one daughter, Linda Bruce; sisters, Helen Flanders, Frankie Donaldson, Bobbie Overstreet, and Loretta Santiago; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law; and many other loved ones and friends.

The family would like to recognize the caregivers of ElmCroft Assisted Living and the staff of Amed Hospice.

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