George Williams Hughes

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George Williams Hughes, 10-3-47 - 9-30-18
Praise God. George is no longer suffering. He can breathe again. A life remembered.
George was born in Wilmington, Del., to Carlton and Louise Hughes (deceased). He was also predeceased by his brother, Dr. Sam Hughes, and mother-in-law Julia Pullen. He leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Julia (Judy) Pullen Hughes as well as two sisters: Elaine Singleton (David) of Wilmington, Del., and Lillian Crispin (Ed) of Elkton, Md. Also surviving are his father-in-law, Phillip Pullen of Rocky Mount, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandra and Ronnie Otwell of Greensboro. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.
George graduated from Elon College and received his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army though ROTC and then as an infantry officer.
George first practiced law in Danbury as a partner in Marshall and Hughes and then later became a solo practitioner in Danbury, King and Atlantic Beach. In 1984, he became an associate and later a partner of Cheshire, Parker, Hughes and Manning in Raleigh. From 1999 to 2004, he was solo practitioner in Raleigh.
Judy and George retired from Raleigh in 2004 to Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte. George continued serving as a magistrate of Brunswick County in Bolivia. He also worked part-time at Crow Creek Golf Course.
George was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous/PALS and strongly supported the mission of alcohol recovery.
One of George's favorite pastimes was playing golf, sometime more than one round in a day. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing. George was also a passionate fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies. George loved animals, always having a special dog or a houseful of cats. He was loving and giving to all, especially those who needed special help.
Per George's request, there was no funeral service, but there was a gathering for family and friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church, 4486 Main St., Shallotte, no suits or ties required.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Shallotte or to First Tee of Brunswick County, 445 Tarkin Court NW, Shallotte, NC 28470.
Cremation by:
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Myrtle Beach Funeral Home - Myrtle Beach
4505 Highway 17 Bypass South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, 2018