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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Edward Elmer Hughes, Jr.

January 29, 1927December 25, 2019
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Edward E. Hughes, Jr. 92, a resident of Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Sunnyside Retirement Community. He was born January 29, 1927 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a son of the late E. Elmer Hughes and Lucy Blakenbaker Hughes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bette Wise Bosserman Hughes, his son, Steven Lee Hughes, his granddaughter, Emily Jean Hughes and his sister, Nancy Jane Hughes.

Ed is survived by his son, James and his wife Joan Hughes of Harrisonburg, his grandchildren, David and wife Amanda Hughes, Michelle Hughes and Kevin Hughes and wife Whitney. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Amelia, Stella, Emma, Jax and Sadie Hughes.

Ed served in the Army during WWII in Japan. He attended VMI and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia. He was an avid skier and runner for many years and also liked riding his bike.

Ed was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg. He served on the Planning Commission for Harrisonburg City; was the owner and President of Hughes Pharmacy Inc. in Harrisonburg and was a pharmacist for many years thereafter. He continued as a compounding pharmacist after his retirement until he was 80 years old.

Honoring his wishes, he will be cremated. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Scott Thayer officiating. Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Pathway Dominicana through his grandson’s church, Orchard Hills Church, 6032 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 or online at www.orchardhillschurch.org/give drop down menu Pathway Dominicana.

Online condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 28, 2019

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Bob Privott

December 27, 2019

I first met Ed when he was part of the Williamson-Hughes Pharmacy opening on, I believe it was, Neff Avenue. I stopped by
to see if I could help them with some advertising to promote that new location. Ed was always very kind and helpful, providing answers to any question I had. I enjoyed working with Ed and helping that new location get started. He left a good memory for me. And I hope for others, as well.

Rebecca Hopkins

December 27, 2019

I worked with Ed and James at Hughes Pharmacy for many years. Ed was a good boss, pharmacist, and man. My deepest sympathies to all his family. Rebecca Price Hopkins

Chaplain Pat Spears

December 27, 2019

Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures of Ed! How great to see more about the totality of his life with his family. Condolences to you all from everyone here at Sunnyside during this difficult time. Blessings to you.

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Biography

Edward E. Hughes, Jr. 92, a resident of Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Sunnyside Retirement Community. He was born January 29, 1927 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a son of the late E. Elmer Hughes and Lucy Blakenbaker Hughes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bette Wise Bosserman Hughes, his son, Steven Lee Hughes, his granddaughter, Emily Jean Hughes and his sister, Nancy Jane Hughes.

Ed is survived by his son, James and his wife Joan Hughes of Harrisonburg, his grandchildren, David and wife Amanda Hughes, Michelle Hughes and Kevin Hughes and wife Whitney. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Amelia, Stella, Emma, Jax and Sadie Hughes.

Ed served in the Army during WWII in Japan. He attended VMI and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia. He was an avid skier and runner for many years and also liked riding his bike.

Ed was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg. He served on the Planning Commission for Harrisonburg City; was the owner and President of Hughes Pharmacy Inc. in Harrisonburg and was a pharmacist for many years thereafter. He continued as a compounding pharmacist after his retirement until he was 80 years old.

Honoring his wishes, he will be cremated. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Scott Thayer officiating. Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Pathway Dominicana through his grandson’s church, Orchard Hills Church, 6032 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 or online at www.orchardhillschurch.org/give drop down menu Pathway Dominicana.

Online condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.