William Ellis Hughes | 1948-2018

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018

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William Ellis Hughes

William “Will” Ellis Hughes, 69, of Boyd, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Decatur.

Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Aurora Baptist Church in Aurora.

Visitation is at the church one hour prior to the service.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

Will was born Dec. 18, 1948, in Fort Worth to William and Erma (Shackelford) Hughes. He married Linda Pursley March 11, 1970, in Ardmore, Okla. Will was a member of Aurora Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and served on the board of directors.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of almost 48 years; daughters Robin Hughes of Boyd and Nichole Rankin and husband, Matt, of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother Marshall Hughes and wife, Marrietta, of Springtown.

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