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Michael "Eddie" Edward Hughes

April 19, 1953 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 68)

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Michael Edward “Eddie” Hughes, age 68, of Athens, died Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Eddie was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was preceded in death by his father Carl Edward Hughes and mother Joyce Mae Hughes O’Daniel.

He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a deacon. Eddie served in the TN Army National Guard and was retired from Mayfield’s Dairy Plant. Eddie always had a kind smile. He enjoyed fishing and going to the mountains, but he truly loved his family.

Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Zelma Russell Hughes of Athens

Daughter, Amy Hughes of Athens

Son and daughter-in law, Andrew Hughes and Jamie of Athens

Grandchildren,

 Jacob Walker and wife, Sarah of Athens

 Alex Hughes of Athens, Savannah Hughes of Athens

 Makayla Hughes of Madisonville

 Emily Hamby of Athens

 Skyler Autrey of Athens

Great-grandchild,

 Brantley Hughes

Sisters,

 Terry Hughes of Athens

 Cheri Choat and husband, David of Etowah

 Carla Fields and husband, Jason of Athens

Brothers,

 Johnny Hughes and wife, Vickie of Niota

 Tommy Hughes and wife, Karen of Athens

 Paul Hughes and wife, Tina of Athens

Along with several nieces, nephews and cousins

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, November 03, 2021, at Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Gamble and Jacob Walker officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens with military honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Harris, Alex Hughes, Jacob Walker, Ryan Russell, Tim Smith, Andrew Hughes, Michael Wilder and Jonathan Williams. Honorary Pallbearer will be Tyler Young.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, November 02, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Ziegler Funeral Home.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, please feel free to sign the online registry at:

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Michael Edward “Eddie” Hughes.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME
521 W MADISON AVE
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 3, 2021

11:00 AM
ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME
521 W MADISON AVE
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Committal
Wednesday
November 3, 2021

12:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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