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James J. Hughey
 James J. Hughey, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. He was born and raised in the Hopewell Community of Blacksburg, South Carolina. James was the eldest child of Jesse Wilmon and Katie Starnes Hughey. He attended school at the Ninety-Nine Island School, G. I. School, and the United Electronics Laboratories of Louisville, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Georgia Louise McDaniel Hughey (1975) and his second wife, Kathleen Wray Hughey (2002). He was also predeceased by three young siblings: Gertrude, Woodrow, and Sarah Hughey.

Mr. Hughey is survived by his daughter, Judith Porter and husband, Charles, of Blacksburg and his daughter, Carolyn Hughey of Chesnee. He is also survived by his grandson, Duane Porter and wife, DeeDee; his granddaughter, Lorrie Martin and husband John; three great-grandchildren, Amanda Deaton and husband Charlie, Jeremy Greene, and Brooke Martin; and one great-great-grandchild, Drake Deaton. James has one surviving sister, Matril Bell and husband Dean of Blacksburg, and one brother, Rochelle (Rocky) Hughey and wife Linda of Gaffney., 

James was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Blacksburg. His former employers include Burlington Industries of Cherokee Falls and Timken Roller Bearing Plant in Gaffney.

As a PFC in the United States Army, James served as a prison guard in Germany at the end of World War II. He received a Rifleman Sharp Shooter Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal, and the World War II Victory medal.

Over the past years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR races, and playing Bingo.

A special thanks to the caregivers at Magnolia Assisted Living and the nursing staff at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.

The family will receive friends at Gordon Mortuary on Saturday, July 19 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. The service will immediately follow at Gordon Mortuary Chapel at 4:00 p.m. Internment will be at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery following the service.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund, 511 Old Chester Road, Blacksburg, SC 29702 or Disabled American Veterans, 110 Railroad Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340

The family will be at the residence of Judith and Charles Porter, 219 Oak Grove Road, Blacksburg, SC.

The Book of Memories is available at 
www.gordonmortuary.com.

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