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James Edison Hughes

November 18, 1935     ~     March 9, 2015

James Edison Hughes, 79, Fountain Run, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at his residence. Born in Fountain Run on November 18, 1935, he was the son of the late Lilburn Edison Hughes and Loys Johnson Hughes.

James was a U. S. Army veteran, having served in Germany. He has been a funeral director and embalmer for the past 60 years and was the former owner of Hughes Funeral Home in Fountain Run. James has served on the Fountain Run Cemetery Committee since its beginning and has been a life-long farmer.

Survivors include his wife Linda Swindle Hughes; two daughters: Connie Hughes Goodman and her husband Howard, and Leigh Hughes Costello and her husband Wesley; four grandchildren: Kaleb Shipley, Ralston Shipley, Grace Costello, and Allie Costello; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Martha Howard.

Graveside services with military honors will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Fountain Run Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Fountain Run Cemetery. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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7 Entries for James Edison Hughes

  1. Joan Isenberg says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Leon&Agnes Seaton says:

    Linda and Family:
    We are so sorry to hear of James passing. Will try to come to Fountain in the spring and visit. You all are in are thoughts and prayers.

  3. moreece Waller says:

    Linda, thinking about you and your family.

  4. Dianne Flowers Johnson says:

    Linda & family,
    I just learned of James death on the radio. So saddened to hear this. I will always treasure the trip to Arkansas when he told me things about the Hughes/Flowers family that I didn’t know.You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers

  5. Carolyn Winn says:


    I am sorry to hear of James’ death. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Chris says:

    To the family, please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss, and may you find comfort as I have in these Bible promises from God, who “comforts us in all our trials.”–Isaiah 25:8; John 5:28, 29; 2 Corinthians 1:4.

  7. Angela Mutter says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad 2 years ago and it is never easy losing a parent. I am here for you if you need me. May GOD be with you.