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Douglas G. Hughes Sr., 78, passed away in the early hours of Sunday March 13 2022, after a battle with heart disease. 

Doug, a native of Ithaca NY, is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly, whom he adored, his four sons, John, Richard, Douglas and Anthony, eight grandchildren and two sisters, Cindy & Tracy. 


Doug was loved and respected by all who knew him. Doug had a decorated Navy career of 29 years, from which he retired as a Master Chief. 

After moving to Lake Gaston, he was ever active in retirement and devoted himself to civil service serving on multiple commissions, boards and in club positions. He was the Editor in Chief of the Gaston Gazette. 

Doug built beautiful model planes and ships, was an avid fisherman, and won more card games than is quantifiable. He will be deeply missed.

 A private service will be held for the family. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Habitat for Humanity or your local animal rescue. 

The online guest register may be signed at hockadayfs.com

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service of Roanoke Rapids, NC.