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Elizabeth LaRose Hughes

Elizabeth LaRose Hughes, age 71, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. A native of Spartanburg, SC, Elizabeth is a daughter of the late Billy and Reba (Jones) Alexander.   She was a great cook and a very lovely lady.  In addition to her parents, Elizabeth is preceded in death by one brother, Roger Alexander and one sister, Jean Berquist.

Elizabeth LaRose Hughes has left behind to cherish her memory: husband of 25 years, Robert Felix Hughes; son, Alex David Alexander of Memphis, TN; brother, Lindsey Alexander; sister, Linda Lair of Hardy, AR and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Tina Shell and Maria Sparks for their love and kindness during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Elizabeth’s name to the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at: or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Elizabeth LaRose Hughes through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.