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Alton Harrison Hughes

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Alton Harrison Hughes, age 92, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Drewery Loggins will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Hughes was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Gainesville, Ga., to the late Jim Hughes and Ruth Green Hughes. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was retired from Chicopee Textile Mill. Alton was of the Methodist faith and was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hortense Thomas Hughes; his brothers, Paul Hughes and Bill Hughes; and his sister, Ina Mae Elrod.

Mr. Hughes is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Barbara Hughes of Gainesville; grandson and wife, Alan and Renee Hughes of Calhoun, Ga.; granddaughter and husband, Emileigh and Michael Greene of Gainesville; great-grandchildren, Catherine Hughes, Harrison Hughes, Victoria Hughes and Harper Greene; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on July 18, 2014
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