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Don Wayne Hughes
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Birth: May 29, 1941
Taylor County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 2014

SGT US MARINE CORPS
VIETNAM

Don Wayne Hughes, 72, went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2014 at a local hospital. His funeral service with Pastor Jerry Jordan officiating will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 12th at Faith Deliverance Community Church, 5501 HWY 277 South with interment following in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at Elmwood Funeral Home.

Don was born on May 29, 1941 to J.K. and Maedean Hughes. He attended Abilene High School where he played football and was a member of the "Team of the Century" 1954-1956. Don served in the United States Marines Corp during the Vietnam War and was very dedicated to serving his country. He married Mary Elizabeth Franklin on November 13, 1998 after more than 30 years of friendship.

His parents, two sons, Timothy Montez and Adam Payton and one grandson, Jadison Crousen preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife of 16 years, Mary F. Hughes; five sons, Abel Hughes of Abilene, Michael Don Hughes of Galveston, Timothy Hughes of California, Macieo Franklin of Lewisville and Albert Payton of Littlerock, Arkansas; nine daughters, Emily (Missie) Crousen and husband Kevin of Abilene, Melinda (Mindy) Steichen of Illinois, Michele Simmons-Robinson, Maurita Jenkins and Shauntee Billups all of Abilene, Roberta Wilmoth and husband Tom currently stationed in Guam, Kelley Sue Tarlton of Memphis, Tennessee, Tammy Hughes of Illinois and Tylynn Farmer of Myrtle Beach; 26 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; a brother, Michael Hughes and wife Nancy and their children, Roy Dean and Dusty Hughes; as well as a host of other family members , friends and loved ones. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Kilgore Hughes (1921 - 2006)
  Lovita Mildred Miller (1921 - 1997)
 
Burial:
Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene
Abilene
Jones County
Texas, USA
Plot: SECTION 2 ROW I SITE 271
 
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Feb 08, 2014
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Don Wayne Hughes
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LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE,LOVED MY BROTHER.-MIKE HUGHES
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 Added: Apr. 14, 2014
lAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE,LOVEED MY BROTHER.-MIKE HUGHES
- THE HUGHES FAMILY
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014

- Dennis Alan Deel
 Added: Feb. 8, 2014
 
 
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