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Elton Eugene Hughes

December 27, 1932 — July 20, 2014

Elton Hughes, 81, of Searcy passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his home. He was born December 27, 1932 in Letona, Arkansas to the late Martin and Lottie Ward Hughes. He was married to Jewell Laverne Whisnant on October 1, 1951.

Elton pastored 50 years for the Church of the Nazarene and filled in at other churches the following years. Elton also owned and operated Hughes Sewing Center where he sold and worked on sewing machines and vacuum cleaners.
Elton grew up at Pickens Chapel. He was called to preach as a young boy. He attended Bethany Nazarene College.
In addition to his parents, Elton was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Junior Hughes and Carl Augusta Hughes both were from Searcy; and one niece, Rebecca Diane Hughes Kinman of Houston.

Elton is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jewell Laverne Hughes of Searcy; two nieces, Peggy Hughes of Searcy and Kim Hughes Nugent husband, Charles of Searcy; three great nieces, Carlene Hughes Crawford and husband, Chase Crawford of Pocahontas, Kirby Hughes of Searcy, and Paige Nugent of Searcy. He is also survived by his good friend and caregiver, Lonnie Horton of Heber Springs.
Elton has been a father figure and spiritual advisor to many families. He will be greatly missed.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 21st at Pickens Chapel Cemetery.
All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
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  • Graveside Service

    July 21, 2014
    10:00 AM

    Pickens Chapel Cemetery

    Hwy 310 (Sidon Rd.)
    Letona, AR
    (501) 728-3685

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