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Lola Hughes

Lola Hughes, 97, of Searcy went to be with the Lord, Friday, July 18, 2014. She was born April 27, 1917 to the late Luther and Beulah Baker Whitten.
Lola and Cleston met while she was teaching school at Mt. Pisgah. She had many fond stories of her school-teaching days, and the love felt between her and her students. There is the story about how they all drank from the same dipper in the water bucket, the wood stove used for heating the school, and even stories about how several students would just go home with her to her parent's house, and spend the night, sleeping on a pallet.
Lola practiced hospitality to everyone, and was quick to share vegetables from her garden, or a piece of her homemade pies with anyone who would come through the door.
Up until just a few days before her death, she was helping with dish washing, folding of clothes, or whatever she could do to help. She was a precious mother, loving wife, and grandmother, and a wonderful mother-in-law. We will all miss her greatly!

She is survived by one son, Edwin Hughes and wife, Wynette of Searcy; two grandchildren, Dr. Brad Hughes and Marshall Hughes; two nieces and two nephews; and Verna Grimes her beloved caretaker.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, AC Hughes; three sisters, Mable Hudson, Sarah Grace Marsh, and Lanell Baker; one nephew, Barry Baker.

Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church with burial following at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    July 21, 2014
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Trinity Baptist Church

    1601 E. Moore Ave
    Searcy, AR
    501 268 8219

  • Funeral Service

    July 21, 2014
    2:00 PM

    Trinity Baptist Church

    1601 E. Moore Ave
    Searcy, AR
    501 268 8219


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I will always remember the times she would ask if I would like to come eat lunch. Many times I would go and sit on the swing outside and listen to stories of how much she loved the farm and all the hard work that went with it. She also enjoyed picking flowers for my girls and around fall she would say to my boys come watch the deer in the back fields. One of the kindest ladies you will ever meet. Had the privilege to serve as her pastor for 4 years. "We shall meet again."

Posted by Carey Trickey - Judsonia, AR - Friend   August 25, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My dad (Elywon Hughes) would take us to visit Lola up on the mountain when we were little and I always loved seeing her. She was so kind and loving. She remembered every detail of my family and always asked about everyone. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed!

Posted by Ann (Hughes) Baldwin - Little Rock, AR - relative   July 21, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I remember Mrs. Hughes as a kind woman with an outgoing
Personality. Your family was blessed to have her so many years. All who knew her suffers this loss with you.
Doug Faith

Posted by Doug Faith - Searcy, AR - Friend   July 21, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Lola will be greatly missed. Anyone who met her loved her. Lola made the best cornbread sticks. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sincerely, Mary Beth Marsh

Posted by Beth Marsh Jackson - Heber Springs - Friend   July 21, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Beautiful person..inside & out. Remember her taking us home with her on weekends after teaching at Mt. Pisgah during the week. We could play with her younger sisters. Great memories.

Posted by Velda Sibley - Searcy, AR - Friend   July 20, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

One of my "bests girlfriend" has entered into God's realm. Loved Miss Lola very much and I will miss her greatly! I will miss her at church and the kisses that we blew to each other. She was an awesome woman of Christ. I know that I will see her again, when she greets me home. I thank God that I had the privilege of knowing her. Prayers to her family.

Posted by T. Willett - Searcy, AR - sister in Christ   July 20, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Aunt Lola was an amazing person. Besides being the most loving and giving person that I've known, she was a living history book. Not long ago when visiting Aunt Lola, we were looking at hand made quilts that had been made by Aunt Lola and her mother/sisters. She could tell a story about each piece of fabric that was used in those quilts, and many quilts were 70-80 years old! She could also remember the birthday of just about anyone she ever met.

Aunt Lola was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jim Marsh - nephew   July 19, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM