|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1923|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 2010|
Obituary Hugh Beggs
Feb. 7, 1923---Jan. 26, 2010
Hugh Beggs was born in Morganfield Kentucky on February 7, 1923, to Dr. Forrest Beggs & Otha Henshaw Beggs. As a young man he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was commissioned as Commander serving on a vessel off the coast of Africa during World War ll. It was during operation Touch that Hugh was captured and held by the Germans as a Prisoner of War in North Africa.
After the war Hugh returned to Indiana and secured employment selling farm equipment throughout the mid south region.Hugh turned his success in sales, into ownership
of a major beer distribution company located in Evansville, Indiana. Like so many in that region he farmed corn as well.
In the 70's Hugh retired to McCall Creek, Mississippi to run the Big "B", a store renowned for ice cream and gas along highway 84.
Hugh never lost his love for the water. He had been active in various Yacht clubs along the Mississippi River. Later in life Hugh enjoyed fishing the bayous and waterways of Louisiana. Hunting was an additional outlet for Hugh. He owned two deer camps that catered to corporate outings. Although a firm Man, Hugh lent assistance anonymously to individuals and institutions throughout his life.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Forrest Beggs & Otha Henshaw Beggs, of Morganfield Kentucky, his three sisters, Dean Jackson from Chicago, Illinois, Eva Mae Eskiss, of Carrollton Kentucky and Jane Beggs of Louisville, Kentucky, a brother, Dr. T.J. Beggs of Carrollton Kentucky and 2nd wife Alice Byrd Beggs of McCall Creek, Ms.
He is survived by Mary Beggs;; his son, Hugh Beggs Jr. and wife Ellen of Phoenix, Arizona, his step son Brad Smith and wife Theresa of Brookhaven, Mississippi, his daughters, Anna Cozza; Elizabeth Pantier & husband Richard, all of Boston, Mass; step daughter Dory Ann Givens and husband Conway of Brookhaven, Mississippi; a sister, Anna Pollard Carrollton, of Kentucky, and his eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He labored hard for those he loved, then left us to remember.
Forrest H Beggs (1882 - 1965)
Otha Henshaw Beggs (1889 - 1970)
Mary Ann Malone Smith Beggs (1940 - ____)*
Lillie Dean Beggs Jackson (1915 - 1994)*
Eva Mae Beggs Eckiss (1917 - 2007)*
Thomas Jefferson Beggs (1921 - 2005)*
Hugh Gerald Beggs (1923 - 2010)
Anna L Poland (1926 - ____)*
Etta Jane Beggs (1929 - 2005)*
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