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Willie Thomas Hughes

July 19, 1944 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 77)


“He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

Willie Thomas “Pretty Boy” Hughes entered eternal rest on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his dedicated wife and family.  He was the son of the late Mr. Charlie and Mrs. Louise Williams Hughes and was also proceeded in death by two sons, Larry Burnham and Troy Williams and a sister, Marjorie Mercer.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Beach River Funeral Home Chapel, 310 E. Grice St., Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  Interment will be in the Hughes Family Cemetery, Shiloh, North Carolina.  A public walk-through viewing will be on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the funeral home.  Masks are still required for all services.

Willie leaves to cherish his precious memories his loving wife of forty-nine years, Coneal Hughes of the home; his children, Tonya Harris, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Teal Franklin (Sam), Richmond, Virginia, Lori Whidbee, Durham, North Carolina, and Kirk Williams (Faye), Elizabeth City, North Carolina; his siblings, Lucille Gallop, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Charlie Hughes, Jr. (Linda), Clarence Hughes (Lucinda) and  Brenda Poole (James) all of  Shiloh, North Carolina, Rita Clemens (Mike), Wendell, North Carolina, Rosyln Cruell, Maryland, Sharon Sullivan, Durham, North Carolina and Valerie Gallop (Greg), Petersburg, Virginia; eight grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; two Aunts, Georgia Boone and Mary Stokes of Delaware and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Beach River Funeral Home is expressing sympathy through sincere service to the Hughes family.

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September 10, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beach River Chapel
310 E. Grice Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Funeral Service
September 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Beach River Chapel
310 E. Grice Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Video is available for this event

September 11, 2021

12:30 PM
Hughes Family Cemetery
115 Raymond Creek
Shiloh, NC 27974

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