Andrew "Drew" Davis Hughes, 13, of Emerald Isle, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Emerald Isle Baptist Church, 304 Emerald Plantation Road, with the Rev. Freddie Braswell officiating.
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Drew was a wonderful, caring, genuine person who had a positive impact on many lives. He could light up a room with his happy charisma. Drew was very athletic. He grew-up playing baseball at Western Park, played Pop-Warner Football for the Newport Vikings, as well as football and basketball at Broad Creek Middle School where he was additionally a member of the track team. Drew was a rising freshman at Croatan High School. He had many friends who will miss him.
Drew is survived by his parents, David B. Hughes Sr. and Kimberly Davis Hughes; brothers, David "Brewer" Hughes Jr. and Zackery "Zack" Charles Hughes, both of Emerald Isle; maternal grandfather, Billy Davis of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Cindy Hughes of Siler City and Chuck Hughes of Siler City; great-grandmothers, Tillie Thornburg of Siler City and Betty Hughes of Siler City; he is additionally survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ann Davis; and paternal grandfather, Dalton Brewer.
The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall from 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by searching Drew Hughes Memorial Fund at http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/drew-hughes-memorial-fund/69643.
Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and Internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Published in The Daily Reflector on July 2, 2013