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 Afton Winfield “Bill” Hughes

Afton Winfield “Bill” Hughes

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 17 Jun 1998 (aged 91)
Kansas, USA
Burial Durham, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot B 14
Memorial ID 100339794 · View Source
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Afton Winfield (Bill) Hughes, the oldest child of William Elmer and Annie Lorena Hughes was born June 16, 1907 at Ada, Indian Territory,Oklahoma. He died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at Fountain View Villa, Ashland, Kansas. He was 91 years and one day of age.
At an early age, he moved with his parents to Western Oklahoma and had been a resident of Roger Mills County until 1990 when he moved to Ashland, Kansas to be near his son and wife.
Bill attended the Durham School but only completed the 8th grade. He often had to miss school to work in the fields to help with the family income. He talked about the chores he had to do each morning before he went to school and the kinds of work he did after school. There were cows to milk, pigs to feed and crops to gather.
On April 23, 1930 Bill was united in marriage to Pauline Lewis at Sayre, Oklahoma. They resided in the Durham community most of their married life. To this union were born two sons, Milton R born December 7, 1930 and Orton V born February 14, 1937.
Bill was devoted to his family, his community, and his church, the Church of Christ. He was always willing to serve in any capacity where he was needed. Bill was a farmer stockman. He loved working the soil and raising grain and feed for his livestock. Much of this work was done with a team of mules and walking behind a plow in the early years. He often traded work with neighbors or worked for neighbors when asked. He and his wife, Pauline would often have a "field garden" and the things they could not use they would give away to their friends and neighbors.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline of 68 years, May 2, 1998, his parents, a brother, Clarence and a sister Leota Santistevan.
He is survived by sons; Milton and wife Charlene of Ahland, Kansas, Orton and wife Margie of Arvada, Colorado; four grandchildren Deana Hughes, Darla Hughes Harris and husband William, Orty Hughes all of Arvada, Colorado and Randall Hughes and wife Kathryn of Dallas, Texas; one great grandson, Nicholas Randall Hughes; sister Emily McDonald and husband Perry, Las Cruces, New Mexico; two brothers, Elmer Clyde and wife Cecelia, Hemet, California, and James Lowell and wife Nel, Oklahoma City; one sister in law Avis Largent, McLoud, Oklahoma and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 22, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery, Durham, Ok by Rev. Don Hasty, United Methodist minister, Ashland, Kansas.
Myatt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Karen Harman
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100339794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Afton Winfield “Bill” Hughes (16 Jun 1907–17 Jun 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100339794, citing Fairview Cemetery, Durham, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Karen Harman (contributor 47690157) .