PAUL ADKINS, Sports Editor
MILTON, W.Va. — Jackie Ray Hughes, 64, of Milton, formerly of Logan, departed this life Sunday, June 30, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.
Born February 22, 1949, in Logan County, he was a son of Wanda Smith Hughes and the late Jack Hughes. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Keith Hughes, and grandparents, Walter and Emma Hughes and Floyd and Grace Smith.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Allen-Hughes; two sons, Michael (Amy) Hughes and Mark (Julie) Hughes, both of Milton, and one daughter, Leann (Andrew) Price of Charleston; two brothers, Gary (Brenda) Hughes of Huntington, and Greg and (Lisa) Hughes of Monaville; two sisters, Brenda Hall of Columbus, Ohio, and Diana Toney of Monaville, and two grandsons, Drake Allen Hughes and Evan Michael Hughes and many special nieces and nephews.
Jackie was a retired safety director in the coal mining industry and enjoyed working in the Masonic Lodge. Raised in Aracoma Lodge No. 99, he has served as Worshipful Master and was a Past High Priest of Chapter No. 41 RAM in the York Rite. He was a member of Valley of Logan Scottish Rite Bodies and Charleston Consistory. Some of his many accomplishments have included receiving the degrees of Anointed High Priest and Super Excellent Master Milton, W.Va. and serving as Eminent Commander of the Logan Commandery No. 26. In addition, he received the decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 1984 and was appointed to the Grand Commandery Line in 1992. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Logan and attended Milton Baptist Church. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Wooten, Lonnie Smith, and Harold McMillen Jr. officiating. Burial will follow with Masonic Grave Rites at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left a wwwcollinsfuneralhomewv.com
Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of arrangements.
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