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Claude "Tood" Hughes
Claude "Tood" Hughes, age 92, passed away on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Yancey County, Tood was a son of the late Jeff and Nora Gardner Hughes. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Larry Hughes Blalock, and siblings: Carolyn Ray, Hettie Fox, Maude Chrisawn, Geneviva George, Pauline Hughes, Jack Hughes, Leonard Hughes, Junior "June" Hughes and Bill Hughes. Tood had a passion for the outdoors and made a career as a groundskeeper, caretaking for Ernest and Eloise Briggs until their deaths. Tood will be remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to always cheer someone up if they were feeling down.
Left to cherish his memories are his sister, Betty Jean Perkins of Hickory and brother, Brown Hughes and his wife, Gladys of Newdale. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive, including special niece Judy Blankenship, of Burnsville, who took such good care of Tood while he was sick.
The Family wishes to express a special thank you to Tood's great nephew, Brian Blankenship, for leading Tood to the Lord last Sunday.
Per Tood's request, no services are to be held. He will be buried in the Butner Smith Cemetery.