E. Jack Hughes, age 80, of Rominger Road, Banner Elk,and formerly of Hickory Nut Gap, Newland, passed away Sunday morning, February 9th, 2014 at Watauga Medical Center.

Born July 19, 1933 in Avery County, he was a son of David Jacob Hughes, Sr. and Viola Johnson Hughes. Jack was a deacon and past member of the choir at the First Baptist Church in Newland.

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