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Benjamin "Tilly" Hughes

April 5, 1931 January 7, 2019
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Obituary for Benjamin "Tilly" Hughes

Loris, South Carolina

Mr. Benjamin “Tilly” Tillman Hughes, age 87, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at home following an illness. Mr. Hughes was born on April 5, 1931 in Loris, SC, to the late, Jessie Ferd Hughes and the late, Augusta Ada Dillard Hughes. Mr. Hughes served his country with honor and dignity in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and was a longtime member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught a men’s Sunday school class. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Hughes was an Optician in Loris and Conway.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Audrey Hughes of the home; son, Eric Ben Hughes of Loris, SC; two brothers, Daniel Hughes of Loris, SC and Andrew Hughes of New Port News, VA; two granddaughters, Jessica Kelly Hughes of Longs, SC and Casey Willard and husband, Will of Hamlet, NC.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hughes was predeceased by four brothers, Jefferson Davis Hughes, Robert Hughes, James Hughes and Rev. Thomas Hughes; three sisters, Lucille McQueen, Kathleen Stanley and Sylvia Stevens.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Hardwick Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Hord and Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Committal services will follow at Hillcrest Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church at 4301 Red Bluff Road, Loris, SC 29569. Please sign Mr. Hughes’ online guestbook at hardwickfuneralhome.com or call Hardwick Funeral Home at 843-756-7001 for further information.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

9

Jan

6:00 PM 1/9/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/9/2019 8:00:00 PM
Hardwick Funeral Home

4831 Main Street
P.O. Box 308
Loris, SC 29569

Hardwick Funeral Home
4831 Main Street Loris 29569 SC
United States

Service

Thursday

10

Jan

2:30 PM 1/10/2019 2:30:00 PM
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church

4301 Red Bluff Road
Loris, SC 29569

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
4301 Red Bluff Road Loris 29569 SC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hillcrest Mausoleum Final Resting Place

1000 Hwy 544
Conway, SC 29526

1000 Hwy 544 Conway 29526 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church

4301 Red Bluff Road
Loris, SC 29569
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