Mildred S. Hughes
1935 - 2020
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Mildred S. Hughes, 85, quietly and peacefully passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home in Richmond Hill after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

In her early years, Mildred grew up in Richmond Hill where she graduated as class valedictorian and was known as a great athlete who loved being on the water. She went to work with the USDA Experimental Station in Fleming, GA until it closed. In her later life, she spent many years as a secretary at the Georgia DNR Game and Fish Division in Keller, GA. Afterward, she went on to work for the Bryan County School System until she retired. Of all the titles she held, her favorite was grandma. She enjoyed caring for her family and had a love for cooking, especially baking.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Futch, Jr., and Talmadge Hughes, Jr.

She is survived by her three children, Gary Futch (Machiell), Earl Futch (Charlotte), and Diane Dudley (Richard); seven grandchildren, Joshua Futch (Ariel), Jeremy Futch (Abigail), Samantha Ruess, Matthew Futch, Jonathan Dudley, Jessica Dudley (Nick), and Jennifer Dudley (Jonathan); and seven great-grandchildren, Benjamin, James, Nathan, Knox, Paisley, Ryan-Marie, and Adalynn.

A "walk-through" visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel. Graveside services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020 in Oak Hill Cemetery with Reverend J.C. Wright officiating.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be observed in all locations and the wearing of masks is required.

Mildred's family wishes to thank her caregivers, Donna Pittman, Cynthia Clay, Dr. Wallace E. Holland, Jr. and staff, Richmond Hill Pharmacy and staff, and Amedisys Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

Arrangements are provided by Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel. To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit

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Published in BryanCountyNews from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, 2020.
Graveside service
10:00 AM
Oak Hill Cemetery
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November 13, 2020
I knew her when I was a child. Her first Husband worked with my Dad. We all went to kilkany riding in boats and swimming. So sorry for your loss. May God comfort your family!!!
Sarah (Stephens) Black
October 30, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Ken Porter
October 29, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I treasured my time with Mildred and Smitty. She was one of my favorite people at RHPS. I celebrate her life.
Sandra Boring - Wetzstein
October 28, 2020
Grew up in the Bottom. Knew Ms Mildred for many years. God Bless all the family.
Maxine Jones Patton Thorpe
October 28, 2020
Wonderful childhood neighbor and friend. Grew up together during Ford Era.
RIP, sweet lady. Condolences to family.
Betsy Wilson
October 27, 2020
We are happy for the family now that their Mom is resting. We all loved her.
Beverly & James Clark
Beverly & James Clark
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