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Clayton Hughes

September 29, 1915 — August 21, 2016

Clayton C. Hughes, 100, of Rushsylvania, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Logan Acres Care Center in Bellefontaine. Born September 29, 1915 near Waynesfield, he was the son of the late C. Freeman and Eva Marie (Kemp) Hughes. In 1918, his family moved to Rushsylvania and he was a 1934 graduate of Rushsylvania High School. He attended the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church and retired from the NYC Railroad. Clayton loved his fishing trips to Minnesota, which he had done for 70 years. He will be remembered as an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, The Cleveland Browns and the Benjamin Logan Raiders. On June 12, 1937 in North Lewisburg, he married his wife of 75 Years, Betty Jane (Pugh) and she preceded him in death on September 12, 2012. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Connie Jenkins; son-in-law, Richard Jenkins; a brother, Calvin Kepple Hughes; sisters, Dale Cahaley, Eythel White and Pauline (Bill) Kramer; sister-in-law, Donna (Sam) Fry and brother-in-law, Lowell (Donna) Pugh. Surviving are his son, Joe (Linda) Hughes of New Jerusalem; granddaughters, Susie Jenkins, Julie (Bill) Zuerner, Kris (Nathan) Schrader, Amy (Scott) Fecher, Jennifer (Nate) Kearns and Betsy (Luke) Reames; 10 Great Grandchildren and sister-in-law, Helen (Carl) Culp. Clayton was very blessed to have his generous neighbors, Brian Rader, Grizz Stewart and Forrest Batton and his niece, Jane Perry, who made his final years at home possible. Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 P.M. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Tommy Lawrence will officiate and burial will take place at a later date in the Rushsylvania Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00-6:30 on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church Capital Improvement Fund PO Box 142 Rushsylvania, OH 43347. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Charitable donations may be made to: Rushsylvania United Methodist Church, Capital Improvement Fund PO Box 142, Rushsylvania OH 43347

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00pm - 6:30pm

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:30pm

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