HUGHES, Ruth Johnson

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Ruth Johnson Hughes, 92, of Blacksburg, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at Kroontje Health Care Center. She was born in Wake Forest on September 18, 1914 to the late James and Macy Lou Palmer Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Hughes, four brothers, one sister.

After growing up in Wake Forest, and living in Blacksburg, Mrs. Hughes lived in New Rochelle, N.Y. for over 45 years. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in New Rochelle, N.Y. as well as a member of the Caronet Club.

She is survived by her children, Charles A. Johnson, Blacksburg, James S. Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio, Delmer A. Johnson (Naomi), Blacksburg, George E. Hughes, Jr. (Ann), Cleveland, Ohio, Joyce Eason (Bill), Newport News, Va., David W. Hughes (Cheryl), Charlotte, N.C., Virginia Hughes McCrary, Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Gladys Sardon, Chicago, Ill., Mildred Newton (Harold), Washington, D.C.; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harland Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg.