TUPELO – Alfred Escue Hutcheson, 91, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a short illness. A Lee County native, he was born Dec. 5, 1922, to Cass Bianca and Elsie Garrett Hutcheson. For more than 25 years he owned and operated Star Glass & Mirror Company located in Tupelo. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the combat infantry during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of D.A.V. in Tupelo and a 32nd degree Mason at the Saltillo lodge. He could be found woodworking, listening to old time country music or dancing. He loved his family and cherished his friends. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Saltillo.
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A celebration of life with military honors will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Ken Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Francis Cemetery.
He leaves behind two sons, Russ Hutcheson (Dorcas) of Saltillo and Dr. Gene Hutcheson (Linda) of Madison: eight grandchildren, Terry Hutcheson (Dede) of Pelham, Ala., Scott Hutcheson (Jana) of Springfield, Tenn., Mike Hutcheson (Anna) of Madison, Heather Segrest (Justin) of Mt. Airy, N.C., Alex Hutcheson and fiancée, Sarah, of Black Mountain, N.C., Dr. Erica Bass (Jonathan), Grant Hutcheson (Jenna) and Meredith Hutcheson, all of Madison; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pauline Hutcheson, who died in 2001; one son, the Rev. Harold Hutcheson; five sisters and four brothers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on May 6, 2014
W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors
535 West Jefferson Street Tupelo, MS 38804