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Jessie Daniel "J. D." Hughes, Sr
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Birth: May 22, 1948
Bacon County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 2011
Pierce County
Georgia, USA

Jessie Daniel (J.D.) Hughes, Sr.
Born in Bacon County, GA on May 22, 1948
Departed on Nov. 15, 2011 and resided in Patterson, GA.

Visitation: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011
Service: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011
Cemetery: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery

Mr. Jessie Daniel (J. D.) Hughes, Sr., 63, of Patterson, passed away early Tuesday morning (November 16, 2011) from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born in Bacon County on May 22, 1948, he lived most of his adult life in Ware County. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked with CSX Railroad for 28 years until suffering from a debilitating stroke in 1996. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Pierce County, but attended Patterson Baptist Church in Patterson. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed the friendships of many members of Offerman Hunting Club in Pierce County. He also enjoyed and took great pride in maintaining his yards and tinkering in his workshop. His greatest loves in his life were his God, family, and deer hunting. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

He was the son of the late Myrtle (Hurst) Varnell and Jessie Deveraux Hughes of Bacon County. He was the grandson of the late Sallie Johnson and Thomas Pinkney Hurst of Pierce County, and Irene Douglas and James Isom Hughes of Bacon County.

Survivors include his wife and soul-mate of 41 years, Elaine Bennett Hughes of Patterson; three children, Jessie Daniel (Dan) Hughes, Jr. (wife Julie) of Virginia Beach, VA, Wendy Leigh Hughes (husband Steve Landrum) of Patterson, and Gregory Scott Hughes of Patterson; one sister, Jenell Hughes Elrod (husband Owen) of Wylie, TX; a sister-in-law, Kim Bennett Altman of Brantley County; a brother-in-law, Steve Bennett (wife Gail) of Moultrie; eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, five nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday (November 20, 2011) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County. The family will receive friends 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at


Waycross Journal-Herald
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Page - Eleven

Fatal Wreck Detailed

A Patterson man was killed and another Patterson man injured Tuesday when a pickup truck was hit by a tractor trailer on a fog shrouded Georgia Highway 32 near its intersection with Zirkle Road, said the Georgia State Patrol.

Jessie Daniel "J.D." Hughes, 63, of Patterson, was taken by Pierce County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to Satilla Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced
dead, said Donna Dismuke, post secretary.

The semi driver, Robert Lee Hutchinson, 56, of Patterson, was also transported by ambulance to Satilla Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, said Dismuke.

Heavy fog is thought to have contributed to the accident. Georgia 32's east-bound lanes were closed for a time while the wreckage was cleared.

Hughes, driving a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, was westbound on Georgia 32 when his truck veered off the north shoulder of the road. Dismuke said he attempted to re-enter the highway and failed to see Hutchinson's tractor trailer approaching, also westbound. The rig struck the driver's side door of the Hughes truck, both vehicles then careening down an embankment.

Trooper Greg Stone was in charge of the accident investigation.
Family links: 
  Jesse Devereaux Hughes (1919 - 1960)
  Myrtle Varnell Hurst Hughes (1920 - 1981)
Beulah Cemetery
Pierce County
Georgia, USA
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