Ollie Grindstaff Hughes, 85, of Little Rock Lane, Spruce Pine, died Friday, April 19, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine.
Born Aug. 31, 1933, in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Myrtle Edge Grindstaff. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Goldman Hughes, who passed away in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Corn; and her brothers, Jack and James Grindstaff.
Ollie was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. She loved her family and particularly loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed working and checking on cattle. She was a fantastic gardener and loved to make various kinds of pickles and sharing them with everyone.
Left to cherish her memories are her son, Kenny Hughes, and wife, Glenna, of Green Valley; her daughter, Jewel McPeters, and husband, Donald, of Marion; her granddaughter, Donna Laws, and husband, Nathan; her great-grandchildren, Dustin Ayers, and wife, Lakin, and Danielle Willis; her great-great-grandchildren, Halle and Hadi; her brothers, Joe Grindstaff, and wife, Donna, of Burnsville, and Charles Grindstaff, of Texas; and her very special friend, Bob Stancil, of Newland.
A funeral service for Ollie Hughes was 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Lonnie McClellan officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the funeral home chapel. Interment was in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery on Bent Road in Spruce Pine.
The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Medi Home Hospice and Dr. Shehla Khan for their wonderful care of Ollie during her illness.
Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to www.webbfh.com, selecting Ollie Hughes’ name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is assisting the Hughes family. Mrs. Hughes’ obituary has also been posted on Facebook.
Mitchell News-Journal • April 24, 2019