Dotty Hughes

Hamilton County

Dotty Jo Hughes, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully from this life on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, and went to be with our Lord. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. Hughes graduated from Central High School in 1945. After graduation, she attended the University of Chattanooga while working for Interstate Life Insurance. In April of 1947 she married the love of her life, Richard D. Hughes. After living for a short time in North Carolina, they returned to Chattanooga where they began their family. Mrs. Hughes was active in her community serving as president of her neighborhood garden club and the Chattanooga Federation of Garden Clubs as well as being involved in the PTA. Dotty started her career at Jackson Manufacturing in the computer department and retired from Provident as a claims adjuster. In their retirement years, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes were avid travelers. They traveled with family, friends and social groups. She also volunteered at the Tennessee Aquarium as a docent. She was a member of the Margaret Pennington Sunday School Class, the TOTS senior group, and FYTS couples group at Tyner United Methodist Church.Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her parents Warren E. Adair, Sr. and Velma Kington Adair; her brother Warren E. Adair, Jr.; and her beloved husband of 65 years Richard D. Hughes.She is survived by her daughter Cindy H. (Dave) Barksdale; grandchildren Kate (Jarrod) Barksdale-Luna, Rachel B. (Josh) Wilson; great-grandchild Riley Wilson; brother Donald (Ruth) Adair and two nieces and a nephew.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Heritage Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Charlie Harrison officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visit to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga , TN 37421

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