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Wallace Hughes, Sr

August 22, 1924 — March 4, 2012

Wallace "Wally" Edward Hughes, Sr., 87, of Summerton SC, died Sunday morning at his home in Summerton, SC. He was born August 22, 1924, in Vienna, Maryland, a son of the late Ira M. and Edith Hughes. Wally was a retired glazier from Atlantic Plate Glass, New Jersey, and served in the US Navy during WWII. He was assigned to an Auxiliary Minesweeper based in Newfoundland, and later was sent to England where he was assigned to an LST and ferried supplies and equipment to the French coast from D-Day to the end of the war. Later he was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. He was also a lifetime member of Coast Guard Auxiliary and Kent County VFW Post 652 He promoted and played bluegrass music with his family and friends during his lifetime. Surviving are his wife, Bessie R. Clark Hughes of Summerton, SC; four daughters, Patricia Lewis of Maryland, Joanne Jeffers (Jim) of South Carolina, Janice Seymour (Ron) of Maryland, and Pamela Clawson (Bob) of South Carolina; a son, Wallace Hughes Jr. (Lisa K. Howard) of Virginia; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Frances Hughes (Jane) of Florida, and Randall Hughes (Peggy) of Maryland; and a sister-in-law, Nellie Hughes of Maryland. He was predeceased by brothers, Ward Hughes (Mary) and Marion Hughes. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri County,2560 Tahoe Drive Sumter, SC 29150; or flowers may be sent to Trader Funeral Home, 2 Lotus Street, Dover, DE (302) 734-4620. Visitation at Avinger Funeral Home, 2274 Eutaw Road, Holly Hill, SC from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday, March 5, 2012. Additional services to be held at Trader Funeral Home, 2 Lotus Street, Dover, DE on Thursday evening March 8 (visitation), and services held on Friday, March 9 at Sharon Hills Cemetery.
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