Gloria Ann Cain Hughes

Born: Sun., Dec. 26, 1937
Died: Sun., May 22, 2011

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Gloria Ann Cain Hughes of Greensboro, GA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at her home at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA from ALS (Lou Gehrig''s Disease). She was 73.

Gloria will be missed by her husband of 53 years, Tom Hughes of Greensboro, GA; her mother, Lena Helms Cain of Geneva, AL; her sisters, Linda and Dave Shelby of Senoia, AL; Betty and Jim Gilmore of Moon Township, PA; sister-in-law Mary Cain; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends and golfing buddies.

She was preceded in death by her father, Farrell Cain; two brothers, James Cain and George Cain; and also her very special grandmother, Martha Byrd Cain.

Born in Geneva, AL, she graduated from Geneva High School in 1956 and attended the Atlanta Art Institute. Gloria was an avid and very accomplished golfer who won 11 championships from California to Lake Oconee, Georgia. Gloria was a wonderful cook and hostess, and took great care of family and friends. She had lived in Greensboro for the last 20 years moving here from California.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, 1089 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton, GA 31024, with Rev. Alec Ward officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church. On Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. a Funeral Service will be held in Geneva, AL at Maple Avenue Baptist Church, 1009 W. Maple Avenue, Geneva, AL 36340. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Highway 52, Geneva, AL 36340.

The family requests that memorials be made to The ALS Center at Emory University, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 6000, Atlanta, GA 30322. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon May 23, 2011
Dear Tom, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Gloria was one of my first encouragers as a 9 hole golfer. She was very kind and helpful. I will remember that always. I'm praying for you to have strength for these hard days. You have been a faithful caregiver. Sincerely, Jane Cobb

susan walker
   Posted Tue May 24, 2011
So sorry to hear about Gloria, she was a wonderful person. I had the priviledge of getting to know her as I cut her hair for a few years in Greensboro. God be with you. Susan

Phyllis and Tom Clement
   Posted Tue May 24, 2011
Gloria has been a great friend to Tom and I for 20 years. She was a fun, considerate, caring lady. Her golfing abilities were astounding and she --only when asked--would help duffers like Tom and I sharing tips and techiques to help our games. We will always remember her thoughtfulness and treasure the friendship that she gave to us.

Margaret Stanford
   Posted Tue May 24, 2011
I first met Gloria in 2002 when Larry and I moved to Reynolds Plantation. I had just learned how to play golf and I think Gloria was looking for a novice golfer to mentor and inspire. She certainly found one in me! I had the opportunity to play with her many times over the years and was amazed at how passionate she was about this game. Those memories of Gloria will always be what I cherish whenever I tee it up. Rest in Peace.

Bob and Becky Black
   Posted Tue May 24, 2011
Tom, Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of Gloria. She was a delightful person in every way and always made a genuine impression at first meeting. I admired her as a person, as well as an accomplished golfer, and she will be missed. May God give you and your family peace and comfort during this time. Bob and Becky Black

Carol Fromuth
   Posted Wed May 25, 2011
Gloria played in the Trans Senoir many times. What a great lady to know. She was always a bright spot in our day at the tournament. Keep those wonderful memories you have close to your heart as we all will.

Jonathan Cain
   Posted Wed May 25, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with my family in Georgia and Alabama. Rest in Peace Aunt Gloria.

Jim and Barbara Moore
   Posted Wed May 25, 2011
Tom, Barbara and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you. What a wonderful person Gloria was, and it was my privledge to know her for the past 53 years.

Judy and Michael Martin
   Posted Thu May 26, 2011
Tom, Michael and I extend our heartful sympathy to you and Gloria's family. Since our first meeting some 54 years agoand through the years at homecomings, she was the same sweet, caring person and a pleasure to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Wed June 08, 2011
Tom- it was a pleasure knowing Gloria while working at Reynolds Plantation. We often has moments of quick hellos and other times long chats about golf and her game that day. She will be missed. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow

Liz Sellers
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
My sincere sympathy to Gloria Ann's entire family. It's been many years since I last saw Gloria Ann. We finished high school together in Geneva, AL in 1956. She had a wonderful personality and always a big smile.