November 22, 1931 ~ December 27, 2016

Born in: Bolivar, PA,
Resided in: Candler, NC

James Robert Hughes, 85, of Candler, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Mission Hospital. A native of Bolivar, PA, he was a son of the late John and Esther Clawson Hughes. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lea Walker Hughes and daughter, Virginia Hughes Tabor. Mr. Hughes was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. He worked as a psychiatric aide at the Torrance State Hospital in PA. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Wesleyan Church. Surviving are his daughters, Roberta Lea Harverson and husband Douglas, and Donna Louise Cantrell and husband Donald; four grandchildren, Courtney, who was raised in the home and her husband Dustin, Cassidy, J.D., and Veronica; and three great-grandchildren, Abigail, Isabella, and Olivia. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at Mt. Moriah Wesleyan Church, with the Revs. Terry Wayne Penland and David Pittman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at Mission Hospital for their wonderful care of Mr. Hughes. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Roberta, Dean and I are thinking of you and your family during this
    time of sadness. Our love and prayers are with all of you. Words can’t
    express how much you mean to our family.You will always be our hero.
    Mom and Dad loved you so very much. I know they will greet your Dad
    with open arms in heaven and say to him ‘your daughter took such good
    care of us at Autumn Care.’.We love you Roberta.

  2. To All of the You Whom Bob called Blessed,
    Nothing meant more to Bob than Martha Lea and his precious Daughters, Grand-Children & those 3 Great Grand-daughters. Bob was the perfect example of the old Christian Gentleman, Christ-like in all ways, a man young men (and not so young) men at Church looked to and wanted to be like as a husband, father, grand-father, friend… To know him was to love him ..& we did! My late husband Rickey loved to sit and talk to Bob at church events as Bob never missed being there to support his God and his church.
    May these heart-felt words bring you smiles thru tears and pride in whom he was and who you are in him & May God bless you ALL & know I am here for you. Love, Suzanne Sheena & Chris

  3. Bob will be greatly missed @ Mt. Moriah Wesleyan church by all of us who knew him and all of the Hughes family. You all have our deepest sympathy & prayers to each & every one of your family. With Sympathy Harry & Ann Williams

  4. So sorry for your loss, he was truly one of the most wonderful and loving men I’ve ever known. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, sending the family love at this time.


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