Charles V. Hughes, age 93, of
Somerset, passed away from this life on Saturday, March 18, 2017
at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He
is the widower of Stella Thompson Hughes.
was born on January 6, 1924 in Hazard, Kentucky to the late Dave
J. and Cassie Walker Hughes.
He was a 1946
graduate of the University of Kentucky where he earned his Civil
Engineering Degree. He served as a Private in the United States
Army during World War II.
In his leisure he
enjoyed collecting guns, and knives, spending time at the lake
and outdoors, as well as working crossword puzzles. His constant
companion was his dog; “Daego”. Charles was an enthusiastic UK
Basketball fan and was of the Baptist Faith.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; his wife; Stella Thompson Hughes and a brother; Roy
He is survived by three sons;
Jimmy Darrell Combs, Charles Darrell Combs and Jimmy Terrell
(Tonya) Combs all of Somerset. Five grandchildren; Logan, Gavin,
Brandon, Memphis and Jenna Combs and one great-grandchild;
Masonic Services will be
conducted by Burnside Masonic Lodge #634 held on Wednesday,
March 22, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks
Graveside services with
Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #
38 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Mill Springs
National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
entrusted with the final arrangements for Mr. Hughes.