The Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville announces Funeral Services for Mr. Vaughn “Bud” William Hughes Jr., age 76 of Blairsville who passed away on Saturday evening, November 23, 2019.
Bud was born in Young Harris, Georgia on September 11, 1943 to the late Vaughn William Hughes Sr. and the late Maebelle Thomas Hughes. Bud was a builder by trade and highly respected for operating with a high level of integrity and perfection. There was a right way to do things, the wrong way, and then there was Bud’s way- which was always a step above the rest. Bud was licensed and qualified in nearly every facet of the construction industry. He also enjoyed farming and working with his tractors. Bud had a no-nonsense approach to life. He was honest and direct, one never wondered how he stood on an issue.
His mannerisms and gentle demeanor were like a magnet for little children who affectionately called him “Uncle Bud”. He was a people person and a master story teller of historical events. Gifted with a photographic memory, he retained a vast knowledge of many subjects including local kinships. Bud loved to sing gospel music and performed with the Trackrock Baptist Church Quartet.
Family left to treasure his memory are: his loving wife of 55 years, Jeanette Coker Hughes; son & daughter-in-law, Marty & Shannon Hughes; daughter, Michelle Hughes; and sisters, Flonnie Hughes and Elsie Hughes Nelson. Also sharing in his legacy are his 3 grandchildren, Tristan (Brian) Payne, Adam (Lindsay) Nolte, and Tyler Hughes and his 5 great grandchildren, Noah, Deacon, Eden, Judah and Elam Payne. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Beatrice Hughes Clark, Lois Hughes Corn, and Norma Jean Hughes Galloway.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Trackrock Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Plott officiating. The body will lie in-state at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the service begins. Special music will be presented by the Trackrock Baptist Church Choir, Danny Hudson, and Pam Corn. Eulogy will be given by Gerald Patterson. Interment will follow at Trackrock Baptist Church Cemetery. Gentlemen serving as pallbearers are Ray Brown, Gerald Patterson, Jeff Nelson, Anthony Coker, Harold Coker, Jason Sosebee, Cecil Hughes, and Danny Owenby. Honorary Pallbearers include Brian Payne, Tyler Hughes, and Adam Nolte.
The Family will receive friends at Cochran Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trackrock Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1195, Blairsville, GA 30514.
Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.