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Barbara Jean Hughes

October 25, 1934 — November 1, 2022

Kingsport

Barbara Jean Hughes

Barbara Jean Hughes, 88 of Kingsport went through Heaven’s Gate on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Wexford House after a brief illness.

 

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to more than we can name. She will be missed by all. Her work history spanned several years starting with the Telephone Company, Warner Cable, and AFG. Most recently she worked at Juanita Tupper’s Tax Service in Kingsport. Barbara was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary for 17 years. She was also a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Barbara and her husband Tom were active members of the Daniel Boone Car Club, and she was also a member of The Eastern Star.

 

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Hughes; sister, Shirley Wright and husband Bob; brother, William “Buster” McMurray; two infant siblings; parents, Lloyd and Stella McMurray; mother and father-in-law, Bonnie and Allie Hughes.

 

Survivors include her children, Elissa Hughes and Marty Hughes; sister, Peggy Jo McMurray; nieces, Cindi McMurray (Dale), Kathy Lowe (David), Vicki Culbertson (Wayne); nephews, John Hughes, Douglas Wright (Pam), Scottie McMurray (Kristie); special great nephews, Jacob McMurray, Shawn Wright and Ben Robinson; special “children”, Russell Vaughn, Sharon Cox, Bill Smith, Randy Still, Crystal Hensley and Rickey Hensley; special friends, Betty Carter, Millie Clark, Glenna Smith, and many more.

 

The family wishes to express thanks and gratitude to the staff of Wexford House for their great care of Barbara and Connie, Jessica and Sarah of Amedisys Hospice.

 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Brad Brown officiating. Graveside services will be conducted following at East Tennessee Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be Bill Smith, Bill Webb, Russell Vaughn, Shawn Wright, Jacob McMurray, Scottie McMurray, John Hughes, Gerald Smith and Ben Robinson.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Daniel Boone Car Club Members.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church building fund, 230 Boozy Creek Rd., Blountville, TN 37617 or Shriners Hospital, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes - Kingsport

117 E. Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes - Kingsport

117 E. Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

East Tennessee Cemetery

Blountville, TN

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