It was such a pleasure to have known Hughes for the past 42 years. He was our neighbor until Katrina blew his and my mom's house away in Pascagoula. He spent several Christmas & Thanksgiving holidays with our family. He and I shared the same birthday and one of my best memories was when he gave me one of his paintings. He was full of life, loved people, painting, and dancing. I know he is dancing in Heaven right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.