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Ruby Jewel Hughes

Ruby Jewel Hughes, 89, of Heber Springs, died August 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born October 29, 1922 to the late Arnie and Ruth Allen Calhoun.

She was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and a loving, caring mother and grandmother. She will be forever remembered for her dedication and hard work on the farm working beside her late husband.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband U. M. Hughes; daughter, Paulette Southerland; one brother and three sisters.

She is survived by one son, Donald M. Hughes and wife Mai of Florida; daughters, Shirley Ann Hughes Phillips of North Carolina, Violet M. Hughes Willis and husband Sidney of Heber Springs, Kathy K. Hughes Mason and husband James of Memphis; eighteen grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren, and eleven great-great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 6 at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Good Springs Cemetery near Heber Springs.

  • Visitation

    August 06, 2012
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    August 07, 2012
    10:00 AM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Interment

    Good Springs Cemetery

    Good Springs Community, AR

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Love and miss you grandma. R.I.P.

Posted by Sheila Gatlin - Whiteville, NC - grand daughter   November 15, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wishing you eternal peace and love.

Michael & Janine Deschaine

Posted by Michael & Janine Deschaine - Grandson and wife   August 06, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our condolences to all Ruby's family. We'll always remember as a loving grandma to Jennifer and Amber. We very much enjoyed her great sense of humor and positive outlook on life during the times we were with her. This wonderful woman will be sadly missed by her family and the many friends she made during her lifetime.

Posted by Joe & Judy (Davis) McCormick - Tampa, FL - Friends (Former Daughter-in-Law)   August 03, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM