Mrs. Leona Hughes of the Bagdad Community died at the age of 52 at 5:13 p.m. Saturday evening January 7, 2017 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was admitted Friday afternoon. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and after treatments had been in remission for over five years and she had been bedfast at her Givens Lane home since February of “16 when the illness re-occurred.
Bro. Steve Waller and Bro. Jeff Burton officiated at the 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon January 10th funeral services from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Gene Butler Cemetery in the Brooks Bend Community.
One of three children of the late Will T. “T. Boy” Givens who died at the age of 72 on November 12, 2007 and Mary Joanna Carmack Givens who died at the age of 52 on January 27, 2000; she was born Lillie Leona Givens in Gainesboro on December 1, 1964.
On February 14, 1986 at the Smith County Courthouse she was united in marriage to Funns Branch Community native James Edward “Trapp” Hughes.
Mrs. Hughes was of the Methodist faith and was a former employee of the Highland Market in the Highland Community.
She was a 1982 graduate of Jackson County Central High School.
Surviving in addition to her husband of almost thirty one years are two children, Chasity Hughes of Kempville and Charlie Hughes of the Bagdad Community; two grandchildren, Gage and Tori Hughes; sister, Bonnie Givens Vance and husband Mark of Kempville; brother, Jack “Spud” Givens and wife Tammy of the Halls Hill Community.