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Buster B. “Buck” Hughes, age 86, of Erwin, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Huntdale, N.C., and had made his home for many years in Erwin.
He was the son of the late Dave and Nellie Hughes. He retired from the CSX Railroad after 37 years of service. He was a member of Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church in Erwin.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruth Hughes of Erwin; brothers in law: Buster and Sara Jane Hughes of Marion, N.C., Herman and Wanda Hughes of Burnsville, N.C.; sisters in law: Jean and Johnny Freshour, Doris and Bruce Frisbee, all of Marion, NC; several nieces and nephews; and good friends: Roy and Judy Lacey of Erwin.
Funeral service was held at 7 p.m., Monday, July 2, at Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alex Carver officiating. Musical Selections were provided by Lynn Harris accompanied by Gene Foster.
Interment will be held at a later date in McDowell Memorial Park, Marion, N.C.
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Valley Funeral Home was in charge.