UTICA — A funeral service for Ralph W. Hughes of Utica will be held Monday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Rocky Fork Church of Christ. Interment will be in Rocky Fork Cemetery with pastors Steve Rich and Cory Campbell officiating.
Mr. Hughes was born in Newark on Dec. 12, 1921, to the late James B. and Bertha (Howdyshell) Hughes. He died Thursday, July 29, in Mount Vernon. He was 88. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, taking part in the Normandy invasion. He farmed all of his life and drove a stock truck for many years, and was a member of the Rocky Fork Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bonnie (Keller) Hughes; son, Roderick (Belinda) Hughes; and his grandchildren, Derek, Tucker, and Julia Hughes; plus many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, or go to www.CrissSchoedinger.com to sign an online guestbook or to share a life memory. Friends may contribute to the American Diabetes Foundation in Ralph’s memory. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Criss-Schoedinger in charge of arrangements.