Charles Donald "Don" Hughes, 81, Loretto, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at his residence.
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He was born on Aug. 14, 1932 in Marion County. He was a farmer and former employee of Owens-Illinois Company in Bardstown; a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; a great husband, dad, grandpa and man.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Louis and Celeste Costello Hughes; one daughter, Donna Beaven; one grandson, Derek Hutchins; one brother, Mike Hughes; and one sister, Dorothy Williams.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Nell Walker Hughes; five sons, Ed Hughes (Diane) of Loretto, Rick Hughes (Susan) of Louisville, Michael Hughes (Robyn) and Todd Hughes (Jami) all of Bowling Green, Gene Hughes (Teresa) of Lebanon; four daughters, Monica Morgeson (Bobby) of Lebanon, Marcia Yates (Terry) and Mary Kay Hutchins (Tony) all of Loretto, Rita Phillips (Rick) of Chicago, Ill., son-in-law, Rick Beaven of Lexington; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marg LaFolette of Louisville, Judy Morris of Raywick, Debbie Wheatley of Lebanon; seven brothers, Kenny Hughes of High Point, N.C., Mac Hughes of Lexington, Richard Hughes of Raywick, Roger Hughes of St. Mary's, Jerry Hughes of Calvary, Stevie Hughes of Louisville and Tommy Hughes of New Haven.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6785 Highway 52, Saint Francis, with burial in the church cemetery. The Revs. Charles Walker, Joe Hemmerle and Jim Graf will concelebrate.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with prayer services at 7 p.m.
Memorial donations may go to Hosparus of Green River, Suite 5 Green River Plaza, 295 Campbellsville Bypass, Campbellsville, KY 42718.
Pallbearers were Bryan Hughes, Chad Hughes, Robert Morgeson, Travis Thomas, Shawn Phillips, and John Hughes.
Honorary pallbearers were Scott Morgeson, Terry Lee Yates, Bradley Yates, and Noah Hughes.
Mattingly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattingly Funeral Home
195 Holy Cross Road Loretto, KY 40037
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Feb. 5, 2014