HUGHES, JAMES "J.W." WILLIAM; 87; died December 3, 2012; in Fort Pierce, Florida. Mr. Hughes was born in Williford, Arkansas, then moved to Michigan and moved to Ft. Pierce 15 years ago coming from Arkansas. Prior to retirement, he worked as a Plant Manager for General Motors for 33 years. He was a builder with L&H Homes, did volunteer work for Gator Trace Country Club and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Cornell Hughes of Ft. Pierce, FL; sons, Ron (Linda) Hughes of Hadley, MI, Mike (Terry) Hughes of Hadley, MI, Dennis (Sherry) Hughes of Hadley, MI, Lantie (Cynthia) Hughes of Ft. Pierce, FL and Wade (Angel) Hughes of Sedalia, MO; sisters, Evelyn Morris of Walnut Ridge, AR, Louise Moore of Ravenden, AR, and Eva Jo Goings of Hot Springs, AR; brothers, Bill Hughes of Clarkston, MI, Jack Hughes of Orlando, FL, and Gordon Hughes of Jonesboro, AR; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Wendell Hughes; and brothers, Jerry and Vernon Hughes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.
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Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 9 to 11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m. at Tri County Funeral Home in Hardy, Arkansas. Burial will take place in Opposition Cemetery in Ravenden, Arkansas. Local arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. An online guest book may be signed at
Published in The Oakland Press on Dec. 7, 2012