Published 10:48 am Friday, July 20, 2018

CORDELE — Funeral services for Lanier “Buddy” Hughes, 85, were held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Burial followed at Sunnyside Cemetery. Rev. Bill Kent and Rev. Larry Wilbanks officiated the services. Cliff Hearn shared his memories of “Buddy” in his eulogy.

 Sidney Hughes, pianist, played for the service. Frank McGarr sang “Beulah Land” and Cecil Sanders sang “My Real Home.”

Serving as pallbearers were: John Hughes, Jimmy Hughes, Tracy Hughes, David Hughes, Ray Hughes Wayne Hughes, Mark Hughes and Tony Forsythe.

 Mr. Hughes passed away July 18, 2018 at Crisp Regional Hospital. He was born in Dooly County, Ga. to Glenn Shelby Hughes and Lena Elizabeth Bailey Hughes. He is preceded in death by three siblings: Ford Hughes, Becky Butler and Alice Lovett.

 “Buddy” was a retired cold storage manager for the Golden Peanut Company. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. He was a member of the Penia Baptist Church and the Field Trials Association. He was also a member of the original Pinehills Country Club. He was also active in his community by coaching Little League.

 He is survived by his wife: Ruby Nell Hughes of Cordele; his sons: Mike Hughes of Blackshear, Ga. and Rick (Cherri Thompson) Hughes of Cordele; his siblings: Bailey Hughes, Lamar (Glenda) Hughes, Charles Hughes and Arlene (Charles) Holmes all of Cordele and Faye Souter of Seville and Henry (Dawn Taylor) Hughes of Albany; his grandchildren: Amy (Ray) Teston and Michael (Emily) Hughes, Jr. all of Patterson, Ga. and Jennifer (John) Averill of Byromville and Clint Hughes of Cordele; and his great-grandchildren: Landon Teston, Beau Teston, Bailey Grace Averill, Sam Hughes, Novalee Hughes and John Monta Averill.

 Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the Penia Baptist Church Building Fund, 3748 Old Penia Road, Cordele, GA 31015.

 Online condolences may be left at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. was entrusted with these arrangements.