Rev. Hugh Winston Jr.

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The Reverend Hugh Jackson Winston, Jr., 96, Westminster, Maryland, died November 21, 2016. He was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as part of the Army of Occupation in Japan. In 1956, he graduated from Ran¬dolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible. Hugh was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and was a National Social Science Hon¬or Society member. He obtained his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in 1959. Hugh served in the Virginia United Methodist Conference for over 60 years. His first assignment was the Hanover Charge of Enon and Lebanon. He also served in Waverly, Stafford County, Culpeper, Suffolk, and the United Christian Parish in Reston. He twice served Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna: first as the head pastor and, after retirement, as the Minister of Visitation. As a member of the Virginia Conference, he served as a statistician for 18 years as well as on various other boards and commissions. He was a charter member on staff of the Fredericksburg Personal Counseling Service and also served with the Culpeper Personal Counseling Service. Before retiring, he was a member of the Reston Hospital Committee on Ethics and Reston Station Advisory Master Committee Fairfax County Police Department. Outside of the church, he was an avid softball player. He played in church, commercial, college, and seminary leagues for 30 years. He was a long-time member of the Northern Virginia Senior Softball League and played in both World Series games and World Championship games. He enjoyed his favorite pastime well into his 80s. He became a published author at the age of 93 with his book, "Nothing Can Stop Christmas and Other Favorite Sermons for Special Days." Hugh is survived by his wife of 75 years, the former Annabel Hagerman of Mason-Dixon, Pennsylvania, and Richmond, Virginia; daughters Vickie Lewis (Earl Warren) of Warsaw, Virginia, and Roberta Lucas of Westminster, Maryland; six grandchildren Kaye Lewis, Warren Lewis (Sharon), Beth Swann, Cynthia Lewis, Stephanie Fanshaw (Greg), Christopher Lucas (Sundara); ten great-grandchildren, Danny Marks, Jr. (Amanda), Vincent Marks, Angela Lewis, Jennifer Lewis, K.W. Swann, Holleigh Fogarty (Brian), Sydney Swann, Audrey Fanshaw, Abigail Fanshaw, Jonathan Fanshaw; and four great-great grandchildren, Danny Marks III, Ryleigh Swann, Kennedy Swann, Bryleigh Fogarty; and two nieces, Georgianne Cauthorne Meade (Paul) and Robin Cauthorne Narron (Samuel). Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh J. Winston, Sr. and Willie Alvis Winston, and one sister, Eleanor Winston Cauthorne. A celebration of life service will be held December 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, Vienna, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program, Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505.



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Wesley United Methodist Church
711 Spring St SE
Vienna, VA 22180
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 10, 2016
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