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Kensett Cemetery
Friday December 18th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Dora E. Hughes

Dora Elizabeth Hughes

Dora Elizabeth Hughes of Higginson, AR passed away peacefully with family by her side on December 15th, 2020 at the age of 79.  Born on September 7th, 1941, she was the youngest of four children born to Charlie & Ethel Moore in Searcy, AR. 

She was preceded in death by brothers Lester and David and is survived by sister, Naomi.

Dora was married to Verlon Hughes for nearly 50 years prior to his passing in 2006.  Dora, the mother of five children, was preceded in death by twin daughters, Elisa & Beth, a son, Max, and is survived by daughter, Carmen, and son, Charles.  Dora earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Harding University and taught for years within the Riverview School District.

Additionally, she is survived by seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews.  Dora loved to spend her time fishing, sewing, quilting and loving her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Dora will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

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Dora was a good friend and great teacher. Riverview-Judsonia was blessed when she came to our school. She replaced me in 6th grade when I became the counselor. I had been worried about who they would hire. They could not have found anyone better. She came right in and became a part of our team. She was kind and patient. She was a good teacher, she cared about her students and it showed in her actions.Although I know she came to school some days tired and hurting, she always had that sweet smile and never let it affect her job! I am so glad I was blessed to be her friend.

Danna Cofer Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

Dora was a wonderful Christian woman and friend - we will miss her smiling face but rejoice that she is no longer enduring the pain that she had for years. We will see you soon sweet lady. Love you, Larry & Karen Bowen

Larry & Karen Bowen Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Hughes was one of my favorite teachers. Such a sweet lady. Condolences to the family

Morgan Bell Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Hughes was my third grade social studies teacher at Griffithville. She was always so kind. My family even purchased our Christmas tree from her on her farm. My condolences to her family.

Joshua Waire Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM