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Donald HughesMr. Donald F. Hughes, Sr., 77, of Mt. Pleasant died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Carolina's Medical Center Northeast. Mr. Hughes was born April 10, 1935 in Brockton, MA, son of the late Charles Russell Hughes and Meredith Eldridge Hughes. After serving his country in the US Navy and obtaining his education at MIT, he worked for IBM as an engineer for 36 years. Mr. Hughes was a member of the American Legion Post 51 and Oasis Shrines Temple of Charlotte, NC. He enjoyed fishing the lakes near his mountain home in Banner Elk, NC, playing with his dogs, and spending time talking with everyone he met. Mr. Hughes was brother to the late Marilyn Eldridge Hughes Clark, and husband of late Edith Ruth Mumblow Hughes. He is survived by his sister Avis Creeden of North Attleboro, MA; son Donald F. Hughes, Jr. of Concord, NC; a daughter Tracy Hughes Riddle of Colusa, CA; Step daughter Robin Mumblow Grubb and husband Steve Grubb; and many nieces and nephews. Per Mr. Hughes' request, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Dear Hughes Family: Our Heavenly Father and Creator cares for us and hates to see the suffering that is taking place worldwide. He promised that soon, he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things will pass away. (1 Peter 5:7; Rev. 21:3, 4) Can you imagine life in Paradise where problems, mental anguish, accidents, sickness, and death will be no more? But until then, when we are plagued with disquieting thoughts, grief, or loneliness, Jehovah God invites us to rely on him to comfort us. In Isaiah 51: 2 he said: "I myself am the One that is comforting you people." Therefore, may you receive true comfort from the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.
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