Mr. Benjamin “Tilly” Tillman Hughes, age 87, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at home following an illness.
Mr. Hughes was born on April 5, 1931 in Loris, SC, to the late, Jessie Ferd Hughes and the late, Augusta Ada Dillard Hughes.
Mr. Hughes served his country with honor and dignity in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and was a longtime member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught a men’s Sunday school class. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Hughes was an Optician in Loris and Conway.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Audrey Hughes of the home; son, Eric Ben Hughes of Loris, SC; two brothers, Daniel Hughes of Loris, SC and Andrew Hughes of New Port News, VA; two granddaughters, Jessica Kelly Hughes of Longs, SC and Casey Willard and husband, Will of Hamlet, NC.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hughes was predeceased by four brothers, Jefferson Davis Hughes, Robert Hughes, James Hughes and Rev. Thomas Hughes; three sisters, Lucille McQueen, Kathleen Stanley and Sylvia Stevens.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Hardwick Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Hord and Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services will follow at Hillcrest Mausoleum.
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