Edward L. "Eddie" Hughes
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A celebration of life will be held to honor Mr. Hughes' life at 3:00pm Saturday at Liberty First Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall to speak with the family. He has chosen to donate his body to the University of South Carolina Medical School in Greenville, SC to further research for medical students.
Edward L. "Eddie" Hughes, 72, of 206 Norwood Street, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at McCall Hospice House. Born in Easley, he was the son of the late Norman L. and Beatrice M. Hughes.
Eddie began his career in textiles and found his calling in sales and marketing. He retired from full-time status after many years due to some health issues and began part-time work with Pickens County.
Eddie was a member of the Liberty City Council for two years before being elected as Mayor of the City of Liberty from 2001-2005. He was a member of Liberty First Baptist Church. A Mason and member of Liberty Lodge 235. Also, he was a member of Hejaz Shrine Club. Eddie was an avid Gamecock fan!
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Juanita C. "Neta" Stephens Hughes; three daughters: Terri (Jimmy) Martin, Kim (Andy) Bowman, Dana (Richard) Pressley; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wallace (Donnie, deceased) and one sister-in-law, Mary Dean Stephens Brown (David, deceased); three nieces and (one nephew-deceased).
Memorials are requested to be made to Liberty First Baptist Church or to McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.
Published in The Greenville News from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2013