Ala "Ginny" Virginia Hughett

July 2, 1951February 16, 2021

Ala Virginia "Ginny" Frantz Hughett

Ginny Hughett, (69) went to be with Jesus February 16, 2021. She was taking care of a friend at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto, when she suffered a stroke. She was rushed to Baptist Hospital East, where she subsequently succumbed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Gary Hughett, one half sister Rosalee Frantz Furr, three half brothers Kenneth LaRue "Billy" Frantz, Frank Walton Frantz, and Clinton Archer "Ted" Frantz. She was born to Kenneth Leroy "Bill" Frantz and Mary Eva Griffin Frantz (Memphis, TN) on July 2, 1951. She leaves one daughter, Heather Shawn Hattox Adams (Kevin Adams), three grand-children -- twin grand-daughters Addison Brooke Adams Gaylor (John Gaylor) and Ashlen Paige Adams Vogelsang (Cameron Vogelsang), one grand-son, Austin Luke Adams, and two great granddaughters, Lila Grace Gaylor and Ember Joy Vogelsang, a baby due in July 2021, and a brother, Don B. Zimmerman.

Her career included Marketing Manager at Malone & Hyde insurance company, Memphis; vice-president of an insurance agency in Sikeston, Missouri; and risk manager at American Risk Managers in Hamilton, Alabama. She retired in 2016 and enjoyed spending time with her family and working in her flower garden. She was active in Liberty Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, teaching children’s Sunday School for many years.

Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS, will be in charge of funeral arrangements. Visitation will be February 27, at 11 a.m. until service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery next to her mother.

Condolences may be offered at


  • Heather Adams (Kevin), Daughter
  • Addison Brook Adams Gaylor (John), Granddaughter
  • Ashlen Paige Adams Vogelsang (Cameron), Granddaughter
  • Austin Luke Adams, Grandson
  • Lila Grace Gaylor, Great Granddaughter
  • Ember Joy Vogelsang, Great Granddaughter
  • Don B. Zimmerman, Brother
  • Kenneth Leroy Frantz, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Eva Griffin, Mother (deceased)
  • Rosalee Frantz Furr, Sister (deceased)
  • Kenneth LaRue "Billy" Frantz, Brother (deceased)
  • Frank Walton Frantz, Brother (deceased)
  • Clinton Archer "Ted" Frantz, Brother (deceased)

  • Austin Adams
  • John Gaylor
  • Cameron Vogelsang
  • Robert Welch
  • Peter Conrey
  • Jerry Achord, Jr.
  • Len Welch, Honorary
  • Jerry Achord, Sr., Honorary


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


Ala "Ginny" Virginia Hughett

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Matt Bolen

February 27, 2021

Rolling was a new concept to us, until MomMom. Revenge was a craft she refined. After hearing the story of her exacting payback on Heather for a stunt, I'm confident that any Tennessee Volunteer that makes their way to Gloryland will find their mansion rolled with the finest Angel Soft compliments of one Ole Miss Faithful.

Sarah Carter Brown

February 27, 2021

Ginny and I were classmates at PHS. I remember her quick wit and love of life. Although I never rode in her Volkswagen, I remember quite a few stories of the fun it provided. Sadly, I lost touch after high school graduation, but did get to visit at our 50th reunion. Prayers for peace and comfort in your time of loss.

Zana Cruse McBride

February 24, 2021

Ginny and I were classmates and friends. Our fathers worked together at the Pontotoc Electric Power Association. I remember many pleasant times with Ginny, especially riding in her VW bug!
She was a wonderful person. Your family will be in my prayers.