HENRY HUGHES July 6, 1933 – April 16, 2017 TARBORO- Henry Marion Hughes, 83, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Tarboro following a brief illness. Henry was born July 6, 1933, in Rutherford County, NC, a son of the late Archie Coleman Hughes and Essie Mae Murray Hughes. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one sister, Jeanette Jordan and two brothers, Fred C. Hughes and Hal E. Hughes. He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Libby Whisnant Hughes; his sons, Michael L. Hughes and wife Carol, Alan M. Hughes and wife Evelyn. Grandchildren: Sara Hughes Balzer and husband David, Ann Garret Hughes Stilley and husband Trey, Samuel A. Hughes and Alison M. Hughes. After graduating from North Carolina State in 1955 with a degree in Textiles he then served two years in the US Army. In 1957 he began his textile career in Danville, Virginia. In 1964 Henry moved his family to Tarboro to open a manufacturing facility. His successful career in textiles spanned over 50 years. Henry gave back to his community by serving for years in various civic roles and on numerous corporate boards. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Tarboro or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro.
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