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1951 John 2020

John Blakely Hughes

September 16, 1951 — September 9, 2020

John B. Hughes, Jr.
1951 - 2020

Rock Hill, SC - John Blakely Hughes, Jr., 68, passed away on September 9, 2020 at Atrium Health-Pineville.

He was born in Rock Hill, SC on September 16, 1951 to Sara Hill Hughes and the late John Blakely Hughes, Sr.

John was a loving husband, father and "Pop Pop" who will be greatly missed. He adored his grandson Ethan and loved spending time with his family. John was a proud Clemson graduate and loved watching Clemson football. He attended Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, SC.

Left to cherish his memories include his loving wife of 29 years, Julie Pendleton Hughes; his beloved daughter, Brandy McWhorter and husband Michael; and his "world" grandson, Ethan McWhorter; sister, Patricia Devine; and brother, Ernie Hughes (Johnsie); niece and nephews, Aimee Devine, Justin Hughes, Rich Devine; and his special fur baby, "Sparky"

Funeral Services will be private for the family and to be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, September 14th in the Chapel of Mausoleum D at Gaston Memorial Park, 1200 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 1571 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, if you feel the need to stay home, a card or phone call to the family will be appreciated.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
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