Brenda Hughes

    Brenda Sue Hughes, 56, of Black Jack Road, Blairsville, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at home following an extended illness.
    Mrs. Hughes was born Sept. 27, 1961, in Murphy,  the daughter of James Kenneth Rogers and Murrial Kate Brown Rogers.
    She was a lifelong resident of Union County, Ga. She was employed as a teacher with the Union County School system. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
    She was preceded in death by a grandson, Juda Ellington in 2013; and a brother, Charles Rogers in 1999.
    Brenda was a member of Nottley Baptist Church.
    Surviving Brenda are her loving husband and best friend of 38 years, Kenny Hughes of Blairsville; her parents, Kenneth and Murrial Rogers of Murphy; one daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Matthew Ellington of Valdosta, Ga.; one son, Josh Hughes of Blairsville; one sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Chris Johnson of Murphy; three grandchildren, Stella, Jovie and Mila Kate Ellington; and many other relatives and friends also survive.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday May 4, from Mountain View Chapel with the Revs. Hoyt Brown and Harrison Bradley officiating. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers: Brent Kelley, Matt Ellington, Chris Johnson, Marty Payne, Chris Ballew, Justin Jarrett, Tim Odom and James Bradley. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Deana Stevenson, Holly Cook, Pam Abernathy, Wendy Abercrombie, Brooke Sosensky, Sherrie Stover and Alicia Cox. Interment will follow in Bellview Community Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help defray expenses in Brenda’s memory.
    The family will meet with friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the funeral home.
    Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of arrangements.
    You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.