Hughes, Robert Sr. Age 92, of Plainfield, IL went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family, on Sunday March 13, 2011 at Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 16, 1919 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Rufus and Mariah Erves Hughes. He retired from Sealmaster Bearings in 1984. To carry on his legacy he leaves: a devoted, caregiver, friend, and daughter, Janet Payne; four sons, George (Donna) Powell, Robert Hughes Jr., Willie Hughes, and Glen Hughes; six daughters Bette (Otis) Payne, Diane (James) Parker, Glenda Hughes of, Kim Hughes, and Victoria (Tony) Moore. He also leaves his only sister, Susie Williams; one uncle, Adam Erves, and one aunt, Fredonia Thomas; Four sister-in-laws Eunice (Genora) Hill, Naomie (Leon) Charleston, Rosa Marshall, and Frankie Robinson; and one brother-in-law, Isaac (Dorothy) Watson Jr. In addition, he leaves 45 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends to cherish his memory. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Sarah Bruce Hughes, his wife of 45 years, Lillie Watson Hughes; three brothers, Johnnie Hughes, Rufus Hughes, and Lincoln Hughes; two sister-in-laws Virginia Jeffries, and Willie B. Hughes; two brother-in-laws Willie Watson, and Odell Watson; three infant children Joan Hughes, Kenny Hughes, and Linda Hughes; one daughter Francis Hayden; and two sons Melvin Hughes, and Lincoln Hughes. Visitation service will be held Friday, March 18, 2011 at James from 5:00 8:00 pm. There will also be viewing on Saturday March 19, 2011 from 9:00am until the funeral hour at 11:00am at Main Baptist Church, 814 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60505. James Funeral Service is serving the family, 630-851-6503.
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Published in Beacon News on Mar. 18, 2011