Jimmie Dwaine Hughes, Sr.

Born: Sun., Nov. 28, 1937
Died: Sun., Feb. 22, 2015


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Location: McCommons Chapel


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Jimmie Dwaine Hughes, Sr.

The Lord took Jimmie Dwaine Hughes, Sr. 77, of Greensboro, GA, on February 22, 2015, at his home of an ongoing illness. Jim was born on November 28, 1937 in Decatur, IL to Donald LeRoy and Evelyn Lucile (Coleman) Hughes. He met his mate Elizabeth Ray on November of 1957 and were happily married 55 years. Jim worked for UPS for 33 years retiring to Lake Oconee after 5 state moves. Enjoyed his passions for cars, sports, NASCAR with his in-laws, Shell and Terry, collectibles and golf with his buddies. The joy of his life was creating and sharing memorable trips over the years.  He was a member of the Christian Church in Maroa, IL and of the Masonic Lodge #8 in Decatur.  Joined golf clubs wherever they moved.  

Preceding him in death are his parents, 3 brothers, a sister, and 2 nephews.  Surviving is wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Debra Hughes, Myrtle Beach; son, Jim Jr. (Nancy) Hughes; daughter, Susan (Matt) Orred and their son, Alex (his best buddy); granddaughters, Stacey Hucks, Kacey (Wm) Grand and son to be born in May; Karli (Kevin) Smith and Kora Alyne.  His 2 sisters, Gloria Prescott and Marcia Hughes; brother, Rodger (Barbara) Hughes.  Several nieces and nephews are loved as well.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street,  Greensboro, GA 30642. Visitation is from 1 to 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Michael Wells is officiating.   A reception will follow the service in the Hall-Thomas House.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to American Heart Association, P O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA  30006.  In Decatur, IL on February 28, 2015 a visitation from 1 to 2:00 p.m. and service at 2:00 p.m. will be at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home Chapel, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL.  Graveside service with Masonic Rites will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Decatur, IL. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Ed Bruce
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
To the family of Jim, I wanted to let you know that I was sadden to here of your loss. Jim was a great partner and he will be missed.
Ed Bruce

Ginny williams
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
Liz,
Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Know that I am here for you if you need me. Love and prayers for you.
Ginny

Pat Kirkland
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
I am very sorry to learn of Jim's passing. I worked with him several years in the Georgia District. He was a good partner, and a good friend. Prayers being said for your family. 6

Lisa and Fred Garner
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
Today, we lost a wonderful man, friend, husband, daddy and grandfather. You will be missed by many Mr. Hughes and heaven will have yet another Angel!

May god provide the family with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

Neil and Jackie
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
We can't find the words to adequately express what Jim has done for us. He has been such a big part of our lives. He has been a role model as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many. He is so terribly missed and will forever be loved and in our hearts. We will always have treasured memories. We send our love, prayers, and sincerest condolences.

Jacqueline Whitehead
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Neil, Jackie, and families.


Mike & Lynn Briggs
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
Very sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family - he will be missed !

Jim Winestock
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a pleasure to work with and a great partner. We are keeping your family in our prayers.97

Bill Delmont
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
Dear Liz,
So sorry to hear of Jimmie's passing. Vicky and I really enjoyed our relationship with you and Jimmie over the "UPS" years and beyond. I'll miss not seeing the "The Greensboro train man" at the train shows. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Bill & Vicky Delmont

Jim and Donna McKern
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
My deepest sympathy to you, Liz and all of the Hughes family. I have always enjoyed my time with Jimmie and I will miss him greatly. His sense of humor and his generosity made it a pleasure to be around him. He will be missed.

John Cayce
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
I am so sad to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with him for several years and played some golf with him as well. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Danette Lewis
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
Liz, Jimmie, Sue, Debra & Girls
I am so sorry for your loss. Words can't express how sorry I am and what a wonderful man he was. He was very important in my life when I needed a father figure. I know he will be missed and I pray that God takes care of you during this trying time.
Love, Danette

Bob Watson
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a good friend and partner at UPS. I will keep Jim and his family in my prayers.

Kim Dash Moore
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. I know my parents, Orville and Cindy Dash, thought the world of Jim and his family. I have heard stories since I was a little girl about Jim, Liz and my parents. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and may God comfort your family during this difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers.

Ken Johnson
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
To the Hughes family: W e all went to
Atlanta in 1966 and Jim has been a great friend and partner since. Played many rounds of golf together and enjoyed the cocktails after we paid off the betsl Liz and Jim will always be fondly remembered with great friendship by me and I send my sincere thoughts to the family.

Ken Johnson & Joan
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
Liz: We all went to Atlanta in 1966 and You and Jim have been great friends ever since. We had great times together playing golf and paying off the bets afterward and then really enjoying the cocktails afterward. We send our condolences and fond memories to you and your family. Ken

Ken Johnson & Joan
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
Liz: Our sincere thoughts and condolences to you and family for the loss of Jim . You and he have been great friends since 1966 when we all went to Atlanta. Ken

Charlie Hatfield
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
I first met Jim in 1975 when he was sent from Atlanta to Knoxville to train a fresh faced know it all who was newly promoted . Jim , with his way of getting his point across was finally able to get me trained . I always respected Jim and offer my heart felt condolences to his family .

Jerry Blankenship
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by UPS.

Our deepest sympathy from all yours friends and partners from the UPS Ga. Retiree Group


Rich, Todd, & Leslie Helm
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
Liz & Family,

We were saddened to hear of Jim's passing. We will all be diminished by his loss. We have all said prayers for the repose of his soul.

Larry Grider
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015

Liz,

I really hated to hear about Jim. He was old school UPS when loyalty and fair play meant something. He was a good man.

Larry Grider

Barb (Boatright) Bartison
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
Liz, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your dear husband, Jim. You and your family have my sincere condolences for your loss. My prayers go up for you in the coming days and weeks.
.............Blessings
Barb

Ron & barbara Jones
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
Liz & family, Ron and I are so saddened to hear of Jim's sudden passing. Thanks to De for keeping friends In our community informed. Please know we will keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts during this most difficult time. Ron & Barbara Jones

Jim & Dottie Gastauer
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
We were very sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. We will keep Jim and the family in our prayers.

Patricia and Steve Hames
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
Liz,

So sorry to get the news. We will see you in Decatur Friday and Saturday.

Love,
Patricia and Steve

Bruce Johnston
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
My first division manager in 1970. A great mentor to me. A wonderful person and a great partner. So sorry for your family's loss. May God comfort all of you during this time.

Colleen Currivan
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
Dear Debra, Mrs. Hughes and entire Family,

So sorry for your great loss. Know that many people here in Myrtle Beach are thinking of you in their thoughts and prayers. Remember all of the great times in your heart and he will never be very far away.

Larry Hatfield
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. Jim was a great friend and boss. I first met Jim when he was still in Houston. I always enjoyed working for him when I was in the Labor Dept. He was a great friend, trainer and boss. He will me missed by many.

Ray Gottschalk
   Posted Thu February 26, 2015
Dear Liz,

So sorry to hear about Jim. As you well know we shared many good times together.
I send my condolences to you and your family. Jim will be missed by all who new him.

Ray Gottschalk


PHYLLIS ECKERT
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
DEAR LIZ AND FAMILY--MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF JIMMIE-WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS

Lynn Madewell
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
Liz,

So sorry to hear about Jimmy D. He was a great division manager, good partner and an excellent UPSer. He will be missed by many.

Doyle and Judy Carr and Family
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
Liz,

Our sincere condolences to your family.

The Carr Family

Larkin Etheridge
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
I am very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I met Jim when UPS sent him to Houston. Jim's common sense approach was a reassuring example to me and others. I enjoyed his humor and company whenever I was around him.

Judy Reed McCleery
   Posted Sun March 01, 2015
Dear Liz: I was very sorry to read of your loss. Please accept our messege of sympathy. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Judy and Jim

Kay Norman
   Posted Mon March 02, 2015
Liz,
I am so sorry to hear of Jimmie's passing. He was a good man and a great UPSer. Please pass my condolences to the rest of your family. My thoughts and prayers go with you as you go thru this loss.

Kay Norman

Streve Weiser
   Posted Tue March 03, 2015
To the Family of Jimmy Hughes:

While We only saw Jimmy on infrequent occasions we always enjoyed his company. As the past President of the Harbor Club Men's Golf Association I apologize for not being aware of your loss and attending his memorial service. Please know that you and yours will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Steve Weiser Harbor Club MGA