Winnie Hughes

    Winnie Ruth Hughes, 79, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home.
    She was a native of Vero Beach, Fla., and the daughter of the late Vernon and Ada Harris.
    Winnie was a homemaker. She was a member of Bellview United Methodist Church. Winnie was very active in her church, community and club work.
    She was very loving, caring and enjoyed social interaction with others. Winnie enjoyed spending time with her family.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Harris and Ralph Harris.
    She is survived by her daughters, Naomi Martin and husband Harry and Glenda Hughes, all of Murphy; three granddaughters, Holly M. Morgan and husband Marion, Coty Garcia and husband Carl and Winn Hibberts and husband Scott, all of Murphy; three great-grandsons, Sydney Hibberts, Desi Garcia and Jonas Garcia; three brothers, Ted Harris and wife Virginia of Live Oak, Fla., John Harris of Chatsworth, Ga., and Roger Harris and wife Pat of Cohutta Springs, Ga.; two sisters, Mabel Osborne and Linda Flood and husband Lamar, all of Chatsworth, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. The Rev. David Womble will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Chapel Cemetery in Chatsworth, Ga. Pallbearers will be Melvin Gentry, Junior Puett, Kelly Hopkins, Johnny Hatchett, Harry Hughes and Harold Beavers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sydney Hibberts, Desi Garcia, Jonas Garcia and Bucky Kelly.
    The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 624, Murphy, NC 28906.
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    Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.