Virginia L. Hughes
March 19, 2023
Date of Service: March 23, 2023
Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper
Virginia Lee Hughes, age 92, of the Powder Branch Community went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born in Elizabethton to the late Ernest Townsend and Irene Campbell Townsend.
Virginia was a graduate of Happy Valley High School, Class of 1948 and later received her associates degree from Steed College. She retired from the Carter County School System as a Cafeteria Manager at Happy Valley Middle School.
She was a life-long member of Oak Grove Christian Church, and was baptized in 1945 in the Powder Branch Creek. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, watching soap operas and cooking for her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hughes (who passed away the exact same day on March 19, 1990); three brothers, Dale Townsend, Junior Townsend and Billy Townsend and two sisters, Rhonda Reeme and Ora Love Deadrick.
Those left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Kathy Jo Buck and husband, David, Karen Blevins and Kelly McLaughlin, all of Johnson City; two sons, Kirk Hughes and Kim Hughes, both of Johnson City; three grandsons, Isaac Pinkston, Russell Hughes and Nicholas Hughes, all of Johnson City; one great grand-daughter, Anslie Pinkston, of Elizabethton; three sisters, Mary Mosley, of Johnson City, Carolyn Shelley, of Maryville, TN; and Linda Killen, of Johnson City; several nieces and nephews also survive.
A funeral service to honor the life of Virginia will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 23, 2023 in the Oak Grove Christian Church with Mr. Jeff Curtis, Minister officiating. The family will receive friends between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM prior to the service on Thursday.
The graveside service and committal will follow in the Happy Valley Memorial Park, Johnson City. Pallbearers will be sons, grandsons and nephews of the family. Honorary Pallbearers are men of Oak Grove Christian Church, Gary Blevins and Bud McKeehan.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Oak Grove Christian Church (Benevolent Fund), 436 Jim Elliott Rd, Elizabethton, TN 37643.
Online condolences may be shared with the family and viewed on our website at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Hughes family. Office: 423-543-5544