Ida Odessa Hughes

By  | December 8, 2020 | Filed under: McRae Funeral Home, Obituaries

Graveside service for Ida Odessa Hughes age 99 of Decatur will be Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2:00p.m. at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery with Brother Earl Holt officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 12:30p.m. until 1:30p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Mrs. Hughes, who was born February 26, 1921 in Morgan County to Benjamin Harrison Russell and Tempreance Jane Holt Russell, died on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Summerford Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Richard Marvin Hughes; a daughter, Norma Jean Hughes; a brother, Benjamin Harrison “Benny” Russell; 6 sisters, Bertha Russell Brown, Essie Russell Anderson, Catherine Russell Lyle, Olean Russell Maxwell, Olga Russell Turman and Eloise Russell Hill; a half-brother, R.V. Russell and a half-sister, Bobbie Sikes.


She is survived by 2 daughters, Demaris Ann Johnson of Hartselle and Janet Smith (Jerry) of Rock Spring, GA; grandsons, Joe Shaw (Sharma) of Hartselle, Jerry B. Smith (Barbara) of Fort Oglethorpe, GA.; granddaughters, Lisa Speegle (Jeff) of Hartselle, Beth Davis (Frank) of Priceville, Alison Milans (James) of Kennesaw, GA. and Dana Goolesby of Ringgold, GA.; 13 Great Grandchildren,10 great-great grandchildren and a half-brother, Carl Russell of Eva.


Her Grandsons and Great-Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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