Brooks Hughes, 78, of Hazlehurst, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Jeff Davis Hospital.Hughes was born May 1, 1935 in Jeff Davis County to the late Oscar Vernon Hughes and the late Lillian Summerlin Hughes. He was a retired farmer and an accomplished pianist. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Etta Mae Carter, Ocalla Fussell and brother, Maxwell Hughes.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Hughes of Hazlehurst; daughter, Gina Hughes of Richmond Hill and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 11 at Satilla Free Will Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Dwight Carter, Farren Carter, Ken Carter, Todd Carter, Randall Fussell, Carey Fussell, Eric Shuman, Jeffrey Simmons, Donnie Simmons and Ronnie Simmons.
Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance.
Musical selections were rendered by Gina Hughes, Linda Aycock, John and Rosa Hunt, Bill Summerlin and Chris Merritt.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home of Hazlehurst.