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Kackawanna "Nita" Hughes

December 28, 1944 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 77)


Kackawanna “Nita” G. Hughes, 77, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

The family will receive friends from 2:00–4:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, 1012 Whitman Street, Orangeburg.

Mrs. Nita was born on December 28, 1944, in Charlotte, N.C, the daughter of the late James and Bonnie McLaughlin. Mrs. Nita enjoying going to the mountains with her husband Sam, reading, and gardening. She also enjoyed feeding hummingbirds, taking care of her chickens, and just relaxing at home. Her passion was cooking and hosting. Her extended family would come for a big reunion every Thanksgiving.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Henry “Sam” Hughes, Jr.; children Kenneth Hartis, Tara Crider (Lanny), Heather Lail (Corey Drake), Pei Pei Rossewey (Thomas), and Michael Hughes (Dana); grandchildren Josh Hutto, Dalton Hughes, Aubree Butler, Tori Crider, and Samantha Hughes; great-grandchildren Hannah Hughes and Bryer Strickland; sister, Frances Beacham; brothers, Brice McLaughlin (Dena) and John McLaughlin (Ann); a number of nieces and nephews; and her fur babies Cash and Sugar.

Friends may call the residence of Mr. Sam Hughes.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


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