Bernard M. Hughes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Bernard Monroe Hughes, Sr., 79, beloved husband of Mildred Lucille Griner Hughes, entered into rest Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at the VA Hospital. Graveside services will be held Friday, December 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at West View Cemetery with Pastor Bryan Cockrell officiating. Mr. Hughes was the son of the late George W. Hughes and Alma Harriett Hughes. He worked as a truck driver and was an avid roller skater. Additional survivors include one son, Bernard (Kathy) Hughes, Jr.; four grandchildren, Nora (Jeremiah) Johnson, Felicia (Jeremy) Bass, Bernard "Bernie" Monroe Hughes, III, Robert "Bobby" Hughes; two great-grandchildren, Chandler and Katherine Johnson; and one sister, Jeanette Bilton. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Augusta VA Foundation, 1 Freedom Way, Suite 2C-100 Augusta, Ga. 30904- 6285. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 1134 Telfair Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-December 7, 2007