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Billie Faye Hughes

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    Funeral services for Billie Faye Hughes, 84, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at West Oaks Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Byrd  officiating.

    Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Bill Hughes, Phillip Jennings, Grant Jennings, Jarred Jennings, Miles Tucker and Jim Teetes serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jerry Jennings, Joe Dan Kennedy, Dillon Hughes and Zach Tucker.
    Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Mrs. Hughes, a longtime resident of Sulphur Springs, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation in Sulphur Springs.
    Mrs. Hughes was born Dec. 31, 1927, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of the late W. J. Harris and Faye Lucas Harris.
    She attended Sulphur Springs schools and continued her schooling at Stephen's College in Columbia, Mo. She later graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, earning a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught in the Waco public school system at Sanger Avenue School, before her marriage to Thomas Dillon Hughes, who preceded her in death.
    Mrs. Hughes was joint owner of the Harris Insurance Agency for 20 years.
    She was a former member of The Women's Forum, Dial Study Club, Mother's Culture Club and Lena Day Garden Club. For many years, she was a member of the First Christian Church, where she often played the piano or organ in Sunday morning services. In more recent years, she participated in the Sulphur Springs Community Bible Study group.
    Mrs. Hughes is survived by sons, Bill Harris Hughes of Longview, Joseph Henry Hughes and wife, Rosemary, of Plano, Tommy Hughes and wife, Beverly, of Mount Pleasant, SC; son-in-law Phillip Jennings of Emory; grandchildren Anja Tucker and husband, Miles, of Golden, Grant Jennings and wife, Shantel, of Golden, Jarred Jennings and wife, Toni, of Brenham, Layne Teetes and husband, Jim, of Sulphur Springs, David Hughes of Belton, S.C., Liesl Westbrook and husband, Ed, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Melissa Tiller and husband, Josh, of Bluffton, S.C., Dillon Hughes of Plano and Hannah Hughes of Plano; and numerous great-grandchildren.
    She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lu Linda Jennings, and her parents.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org).
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