Shirley Hughes

Shirley Huntley Hughes

1949 - 2018

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Obituary of Shirley Huntley Hughes

Shirley Darlene Huntley Hughes, age 69, died of cancer on Friday,

November 2nd, in Simpsonville, SC. She was a resident of Cordele,

GA, a member of Third Street Baptist Church and a past member of

the Cordele Garden Club. A patient of the Greenville Health System's

Cancer Institute, Greenville, SC, for over three years, she was under

the care of Hospice (Caris Healthcare) at her time of death. On her

behalf, the family expresses her deep appreciation for the fine doctors,

nurses and staff who have been a great blessing to her in her struggle with cancer.


She was born in Buncombe County, NC, on April 6, 1949, to Norman Jay and Wilma Jean

(Reed) Huntley, Sr., and was the eldest of her surviving siblings, Norman Jay Huntley, Jr., of

Fairview, NC, and Nancy Dianne Lance, also of Fairview, NC. In addition, she is survived by

her mother (Wilma) and one aunt, Francis Reed.


She was married on December 20, 1970, in Hendersonville County, NC, to Richard James

Hughes of Chicago, IL. She is survived by her devoted husband, two loving children -- Bethany

McNeely (William "Mac") of Harmony, PA, and Benjamin Hughes (Hanna) of Gray Court, SC --

and six adorable grandchildren -- Samantha McNeely, Jessi Hughes, Madison McNeely, Liam

McNeely, Sterling Hughes and Ila Hughes.


A graduate of Bob Jones University, she served her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, as a wife, a

mother, a teacher at both Tabernacle Christian Schools and Tabernacle Baptist College in

Greenville, SC, a pastor's wife at Third Street Baptist Church in Cordele, GA, and as the wife of

an evangelist from 2004 until the time of her death. Her "joy" was to be a help to others.


Visitation will be at Fletcher Funeral Services, 1218 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC, beginning

at 7 p.m., Monday, November 5th. The funeral service will be held at Tabernacle Baptist

Church, 3931 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC, on Tuesday, November 6th, at 11 a.m.

Attending ministers will include Dr. Joel Logan, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church; Reverend

Stephen Cox, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC; and her husband, Dr. Richard

Hughes, evangelist.


Burial will be at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church, Fletcher, NC, around 3 p.m., the day of the

funeral. The Reverend Philip Youngblood, pastor of Hoopers Creek Baptist Church, attending.

The family thanks you for your prayers and your kind expressions of support. Direct your cards

to Richard Hughes, P.O. Box 541, Cordele, GA 31010.



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 5, 2018
Fletcher Funeral Service
1218 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, South Carolina, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Tabernacle Baptist Church
3931 White Horse Road
Greenville, South Carolina, United States


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Hoopers Creek Baptist Church
71 Hoopers Creek Church Road
Fletcher, North Carolina, United States