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Rev. Richard (Dick) Charles Hughes

Salisbury-Rev. Richard (Dick) Charles Hughes, age 81, of Salisbury, MD, died April 19th after a lengthy illness with Parkinson's Disease. Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 6, 1932, he was the son of the late Laura Virginia and Raymond Joseph Hughes. He graduated from Bartrum High school in Philadelphia and he was an Eagle Scout.

Dick graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, TN in 1956 after serving in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1961. Rev. Hughes' first church was at Hamden Presbyterian in Baltimore, MD, and he also served two years as stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Baltimore. In September, 1967 Dick began a 28 year ministry to Pitts Creek and Beaver Dam Presbyterian Churches, Pocomoke City, MD. After retiring, Dick became an interim minister for Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church in Snow Hill, MD for two and a half years.

Rev. Hughes served as Moderator for New Castle Presbytery in 1974-75. He was very active on numerous committees which included the Housing Authority of Pocomoke City, Speer Trust, Committee of Ministry, and many others.

Dick loved to play golf, travel, read and preach. His sermons always included at least one good story and he loved to tell jokes. In his later years, he was known for his one-liners.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Nancy Dodge Hughes of Salisbury, MD; one daughter, Dawn E. Brandstrom and her husband Peter Brandstrom of Salisbury, MD, two sons, Scott A. Hughes and his wife Donna of Pocomoke City, MD, and Paul D. Hughes and his wife Wanda of Onancock, VA; one brother, Donald R. Hughes of Broomall, PA; five grandchildren Brittany N. Holdren, Brooke A Hughes, Paige A. Hughes, Charles W. Hughes and David S. Hughes; a sister-in-law Mary E. Emery of Penney Farms, FL; an uncle Charles Sketchley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Lois Hughes, a brother-in-law Robert Emercy, and his aunt Ruth Sketchley.

A memorial service officiated by the Revs. Jeffrey Howard, Deborah Latture and Ken Hughes will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church at 208 Market St. in Pocomoke City, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Pitts Creek or Beaver Dam Churches in Pocomoke City or Makemie Memorial Church in Snow Hill or the National Parkinson's Foundation at P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851. To send condolences to the family please visit


Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 22, 2014
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