Raymond Blaine Hughes, 64, of Glen Alpine, N.C., died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at his residence. Born on September 9, 1948 in Carter County, TN, he was the son of the late Oronda K. Hughes and Sylvia G. Odom Hughes.
Raymond enjoyed gardening and fishing and a great lover for his dogs. But most of all, his love was for his Lord.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy H. Moody; son, Nicky Blaine Hughes; one great-granddaughter; sister, Louise Hathaway; and brothers, Lewis “Buddy” Hughes, GW Hughes and Glen Hughes.
He is survived by his daughters, Marilyn Ward and Ramona Hughes; sons, Gary W. Hughes and wife, Crystal, Raymond Blaine “Lil B” Woodby, David Miller and his fiancé, Casey Webb; step-daughter, Sherry Woodby Lynn; 17 grandchildren and one in the wings; brothers and sisters, Harland Hughes and wife, Layla of Cedar Lake, Ind., Ronnie Hughes and wife, Sharon of Mountain City, Shirley Miller and husband, Charlie of Roan Mountain, and Joan Markland and husband, Reverend Perry Markland of Roan Mountain; a special and loving niece, Karen Julian and husband, Ford and their girls of Roan Mountain and two very special friends, Ellen and John Powell.
Funeral Services will be held 5 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013 in the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton, N.C. with Reverend Perry Markland officiating and with Charlie Miller presiding over special musical tributes honoring Mr. Hughes.
The family will receive one hour prior to the service from 4-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2013 at Roan View Johnson Cemetery in Roan Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Clinic, 305 West Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kirkseymorganton.com.