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Obituary: Elmer Litton Hughes

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Elmer Litton Hughes

Elmer Litton Hughes

Elmer Litton Hughes, 77, former longtime farmer of Carter’s Creek Station Community, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at NHC-Columbia.

Born on July 18, 1942 in Williamson County, Mr. Hughes was the son of the late Albert Clifton and Helen Litton Hughes. He worked for the Middle Tennessee Experiment Station for two years before he began his 38-year career with Union Carbide, where he retired as an expeditor. 

Elmer enjoyed farming and fishing. He was a member of Lanton Church of Christ. 

His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Doris Faye Gilliam Hughes of Columbia; children, Robert Clayton Hughes of Brentwood, Jade Yvonne (Mike) Young of Columbia and Carrie Elizabeth Hughes of Lynnville; former daughter-in-law, Maribeth Hughes of Columbia; sisters, Cornelia (L.E.) McKee of Franklin and Nancy (Tom) McBee of Columbia; brother, Maurice (Louise) Hughes of Franklin; grandchildren, Catherine Elizabeth Hughes of Nashville, Anna Taylor Young of Columbia, Bethany Claire Young of Columbia and Ethan Williams Young of Columbia; and sister-in-law, Brenda (Kenny) Wells of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Oscar (Robbie) Hughes.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, with Chris Smith and Clay Gentry officiating. Burial will follow in Neapolis Cemetery. The family will visit with friends on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Active pallbearers will be Jason Dodson, Chad Pantall, Tommy Carpenter, Kenny Wells, David Kincaid, Yancey Smith, Blaine Hyle and Wiley Toombs. Honorary pallbearers include his nieces and nephews, Deweese Berry, Douglas Berry and members of Lanton Church of Christ. 

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of NHC-Columbia, especially Holly, Summar, Courtney, Beth, Kirby, Kristy and Noah. 

The family suggests memorials to Parkinson Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123. 

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