Irene Hughes

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MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Irene Venetta Dawson Draughn Hughes, 82, of Mount Airy, widow of Mr. Herman Hughes, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Twelve Oaks. She was born April 19, 1931, in Surry County. She was a homemaker and a member of Flat Ridge Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Branson of Mount Airy; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sonja Draughn of Mount Airy; four grandchildren, Nichole Easter, Jerry Tyre Branson, Kevin Davis and Brittany Hill, all of Mount Airy; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Bledsoe. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. until time of the service at Moody Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Twelve Oaks Rest Home, c/o Alzheimer's/Memory Care Unit Activities Fund, 1297 Galax Trail, Mount Airy, NC 27030. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of the Twelve Oaks Memory Care Unit. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2014