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James "Jimmie" Walter Hughes

1945 - 2021


James “Jimmie” Walter Hughes, 75, of Orangeburg passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

“Jimmie” was born on December 25, 1945 in Orangeburg.  He was the son of the late Wyman M. Hughes and the late Mary Ellen Garrick Hughes.  He served his country in the United States Army National Guard.  “Jimmie” enjoyed playing golf and going to auctions, but his passion was “working with his hands.”  He loved working on anything he could get his hands on.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Chavis Hughes; daughter, Twana H. Williams (Roger); grandchildren, Barrett Williams (Jessica), Bailey Williams; great-grandchildren, Colby Williams, Clay Williams; step-son, Troy Gunnells (Robbie); step-grandchildren, Jordan Gunnells (Jess), Jessica King (Austin), Tatum Gunnells, Rhett Gunnells; step-great-grandchild, Anniston Gunnells; sisters, Mattie "Sissy" Smith (Jimmy), Joanie Crosby (Billy);  special cousin; Henry “Sam” Hughes; special caregivers, Cynthia Ritter, Diane Calloway; his fur baby, “Tiger” and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank MSA Hospice for their love, care and support during this difficult time.

Memorials may be made to the Orangeburg SPCA at 225 Ruf Rd, Orangeburg, S.C. 29118.


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Ken Rutland

April 4, 2021 10:56 PM

I just learned from Jelanie of the passing of Jimmie last Monday.  While I moved away, living in Northern Virginia, since 1970, I often talked to my kids about my good friend and hunting and fishing buddy Jimmie Hughes.  I have been to several of our class reunions hoping to see Jimmie but to my chagrin he was not there. I will always remember the special times we spent exploring fishing holes and hunting places. Condolences to his family - he will be missed. 

Lynette Grimsley Harris

March 30, 2021 10:08 PM

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family. Rest in Peace Jimmie.🙏

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