Mr. Clyde Wilburn Hughes, age 94, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on February 14, 2020. Born in Dial, GA, he was the son of the late William J. and Nancy Kendall Hughes. Clyde was a sheet metal worker/machinist in both Pheonix and Atlanta. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing (but would never eat them) and cruising around in his red 1968 Ford XL Galaxy ake his “hot rod”. He was the last of six children, being preceded in death by his sisters; Ruth Ward, Dean Dean, Owa Allen, Odell Hicks and Chloe Culley. He was also preceded death by two daughters, Ellen Thompson and Nancy Hughes.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, William Hughes of Phoenix, AZ, Mike (Geri) Hughes of San Juan Capistrano, CA, Mark (Mariana) Hughes of San Jose, CA, Cathy (Brian) Baldwin of Mesa, AZ and Lisa (Ramiro) Rodriguez of Phoenix, AZ; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and old friends. Clyde spent his last year at the Gold City Community Care Home where he enjoyed the residents and the medical staff who cared for him.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tom Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in the Chastain Memorial Park Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Michael Hughes, William Hughes, Mark Hughes, Roger Ward, Jason Tanner and Ray Davis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA is in charge of the arrangements.
The family wishes to thank their entire Georgia family and the residents and staff at the care facility for loving and helping their Dad.