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Gail Ann Hughes

Gail Ann Hughes, age 76, of Greeneville, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Greeneville Community Hospital East.  A native of Hackensack, NJ, Gail is the daughter of the late Edward Allen and Jean Hendrickson. She was a member of the Greystone Free Will Baptist Church in Greeneville, TN and a former employee of Axis Security in Johnson City.  She loved playing tennis and gardening and was an avid motorcycle rider.  In addition to her parents, Gail is preceded in death by one brother, Donald Voorhis and son, Jamie Hughes.

Gail Ann Hughes leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Husband of 16 years: James Daniel “Jim” Hughes;

Children: George Couse, Jr. and wife, Darlene,

Lainie Racaniello and husband, Wayne,

Cindi McCarthy and husband, Daniel,

Timothy Edwards and wife, Diane,

Tammy Silvers and husband, Dusty;

Daughter-in-law: Sharon Hughes;

Grandchildren: Christopher Racaniello,

Nicole Couse,

Nicholas Racaniello,

Brandon Racaniello,

Alex Morel, IV,

Jeanette Herron,

Joshua Morel,

Easton Edwards,

Waiverly Edwards;

Many beloved great-grandchildren;

Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Roger and Linda Stockton.


The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Gail Ann Hughes in a funeral service to be held at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, May 29, 2021 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Roger Stockton and Reverend Todd McLaughlin will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 29, 2021 and will continue until service time at Valley Funeral Home.  A committal service will be held at a later date in Mountain Home National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations be made to the Philippines Missions Fund, C/O Greystone Free Will Baptist Church, 5345Greystone Road, Greeneville, TN 37743.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic it is strongly suggested that anyone attending services please wear a mask or face covering at all times and observe all social distancing guidelines.


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