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Rose Gay Councill Hughes
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1922
Death: Jan. 4, 2006

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - January 6, 2006
Rose Gay Councill Hughes passed from this life to the next at the age of 83 on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2006. She was born in Hampton, Va., on Nov. 13, 1922, and was educated in the Hampton Public Schools, graduating from Hampton High School in 1941

In 1942 she married Hamilton H. Hughes, who was from the Washington, D.C. area. Rose Gay was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Hampton, Va. She retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center after a lengthy career. She was an active member of the Emblem Club, an auxiliary to the Elks Hampton Lodge No. 366 B.P.O., a member of the Post 31 American Legion Auxiliary, and the Friendship Club of retired nurses of the V.A.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Earl and Rose Councill; her beloved husband of 33 years, Hamilton H. Hughes; and one brother, Earl L. Councill Jr., and his wife, Edith Wyatt Councill.

She is survived by her brother, William J. "Bill" Councill and his wife, Margaret; three nieces, Debbie Andrus, Ruth Stuntz and Carol Ahlquist; nine great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-nephew.

A life celebration service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Wayne Harrison with the burial following at Clark Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the general fund of Memorial Church, 317 Lee St., Hampton, VA 23669.

Friends are also encouraged to visit to share words of comfort with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton 
Family links: 
  Earl Lee Councill (1895 - 1969)
  Rose Edwards Councill (1900 - 1951)
  Hamilton H. Hughes (1921 - 1975)*
  Earl Lee Councill (1919 - 1988)*
  William J. Councill (1921 - 2012)*
  Rose Gay Councill Hughes (1922 - 2006)
*Calculated relationship
Clark Cemetery
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Dawn Stewart
Record added: Sep 19, 2006
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Rose Gay <i>Councill</i> Hughes
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