Ralph Hughes

Ralph W. Hughes

Saturday, October 13th, 1923 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Ralph W. Hughes, 96, of Fairview, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020.
Mr. Hughes was born October 13, 1923 in Avery County to the late Clay and Mirah Hughes, living most of his life in Buncombe County. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during World War II and was a member of First Baptist Church, Swannanoa for over 40 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Euldeane Crowder and brothers, Earl, Vearl, Ted and Garrett Hughes.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Minnie Carpenter Hughes; daughters, Karen Lewis (Bruce) and Lori Klein (Richard); sisters, Estelle Wilson, Myrtle Billings, Helen Burleson, Effie Woody and Kay Freeman; one grandson, Garrett Lewis (Mandi) and one great grandson, Bryce Lewis.
Burial will be in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
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    Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
    962 Old US 70
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Posted at 08:59am
From the family of Wayne Brown, who worked with Ralph at SKF. We send our thoughts and prayers as you cherish the memories of him. A memory we can share was a picnic years ago with your family to Avery County. We all still talk about that delicious macaroni salad we had! May God bless you special in the coming days.

Your old UG pals: Sundy, Sherry, Lynn, and Monica

Posted at 10:59am
Much love at this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in your happy memories.
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With deepest sympathy, Love Monroe, Ron, Debbie, Randy, Calle, Madison, & Regan
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