November 17, 1938 - July 12, 2019

A memorial service for Virginia Claire Tate Hughes will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Roundaway Baptist Church, with visitation from 2:30 p.m. until service time. Bob Hill will officiate the services.

Mrs. Hughes, 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Golden Age Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1938, to Henry and Kathleen Smith Tate in Lexington and resided in Greenwood the past 20 years. Mrs. Hughes was a retired bookkeeper and was a member of Roundaway Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Jesse Lee Hughes.

She is survived by her daughter, Leigha (Darron) Watson of Avalon; and two sisters, Janie Delores (Mason) Wheeler of Brookings, South Dakota, and Patsy (Jack) Rowe of Indianola.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge. An online guestbook may be signed at

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