Elouise Norton Hughes

October 30, 1933February 23, 2018

Elouise Norton Hughes, 84, of Burnsville, NC, formerly of Hickory, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Madison Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on October 30, 1933 to the late Harley and Virgie Norton in Yancey County. Elouise was the wife of the late Vero Hughes. She is also preceded in death by three brothers, John Manion, Tommy and Bobby Norton; two sisters, Ann Hill and Molly Herrin; two grandsons, Jimmy Stanfill and Timothy Carter. Survivors include her daughters, Delores Hunt of Mayoden, NC, Bertie Starr (Buddy) of Burnsville, Sherry Pope of Hickory; son, Stacey Hughes (Heather) of Hickory; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; brother, Perry Norton (Doris), sisters; Nell Cooper, Marie Proffitt all of Burnsville, Carolyn Cooper of Conover , Gerline Proffitt (Gene) of Marion, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hickory Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Reverend Bill Sturm will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St, Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or to Shriner’s Hospital’s for Children, Office of Development, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.


  • VISITATION Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • BURIAL Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Emily Marler

February 27, 2018

She will be missed she was a sweet lady I loved seening her everyday I worked she always made me smile some way

February 26, 2018

So glad we got to share the last year and a half with precious Eloise and her wonderful family. We will miss her. Love to all.

Loretta Briggs Ballard. Weaverville, NC

Brenda Lackey

February 25, 2018

Prayers for Family and Friends

Brenda Stagner

February 25, 2018

Heaven received a precious angel. We are left with heartache and sadness. Memories will be precious and close to the heart. We will miss you deep down you remain in out hearts. Fly proud, fly high Aunt Elouise.

Rex Jr and Eloise Ray 280 Grey Ghost Lane

February 25, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of Elouise. If you all need us just let us know. Sorry we can't attend the service. Praying for you all.