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HUGHES Charles Randy Randolph Hughes, 87, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on September 29, 2012. Randy was born on August 5, 1925, in Kimball WV to the late Dr. Charles R. Hughes, Sr. and Mary Maurice Hughes. He attended the University of North Carolina prior to joining the US Army during WWII. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and medals for injuries sustained in the Battle of the Bulge. He lived most of his life in Bluefield, WV, relocating with his wife to Jacksonville in 1980. Randy was a devoted family man and will be lovingly remembered by his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Janet Hughes; daughters, Deborah H. Spracher (David), Barbara Shields (Dave), Sandra Naumann (Benny), Mary Anne Wakeman (Dave), and Carol Frazier (Cy), mother-in-law, Sarah Margaret Murden; sister-in-law, Victoria Sepe (Steve); sons Buddy Weeks (Karol), David Branholm, and Kenneth Branholm; and brother-in-law Harvey Turnage (Janice). He will be greatly missed by sixteen grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his only sister, Patricia Turnage. Randy, a devout Christian, was a member of Creekside Christian Church. He will always be remembered for his faith and unconditional love for his family. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach, with Pastor Chuck Peterman officiating. Interment will follow in the Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery in Ponte Vedra Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Community Hospice of NE Florida, McGraw Center, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services under the direction and care of Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Oct. 1, 2012
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