Katherine Ann Hughes, 73, of Lynn Drive, Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was a native of Mitchell County. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church Spruce Pine since it was founded. Katherine loved going to church and hearing the word of God. She loved her family and her church family. She also enjoyed needlework, cooking, canning, quilting and her flowers. She was retired from Hampshire Hosiery, and later Walmart in Spruce Pine.
Survivors include her mother, Hortense Burleson Biddix, of Spruce Pine; her husband of 52 years, Billy Hughes, of the home; two children, Robert Hughes (Jerri), of Spruce Pine, and Ginger Garland, of Spruce Pine; brothers, Timothy Biddix (Carolyn), of Marion, and Phillip Biddix (Jane), of Marion; sisters, Eyvette Burleson (Gary), of Spruce Pine, Nancy Jones (Bob), of Spruce Pine, Grace Spry, and son, Thomas, of Marion, and Laura Franklin (Dean), of Spruce Pine; grandchildren, Kacey Willis, and fiancé, Travis Huskins, William Hughes, Cainan Singleton, Carson Singleton and Cole Singleton; and great-grandchild, Jaylon Sullins Hughes.
She was preceded in death by her father, Willard Biddix Jr.; brothers, Manuel Biddix, Samuel Ray Biddix and George Hickey Biddix; grandson, Mason Hughes; great-grandchild, Delilah Huskins; and son-in-law, Michael Singleton.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at First Freewill Baptist Church Spruce Pine with Pastor Ralph Hedrick officiating. The family received friends one hour before the service. Interment followed the service at the church cemetery.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Hughes family.
Mitchell News-Journal • April 3, 2019