Paul Hughes, age 78, passed away at his home in Elkins, Ark., on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. 

Mr. Hughes, son of Ted and Agnes McGee Hughes, was born on Jan. 24, 1945, in Mineral Springs, Ark. He worked at Tyson Foods for many years in the maintenance department. His family was very important to him, and he was an avid deer hunter. He attended the Full Gospel Church in Elkins.

Mr. Hughes married Kathleen Drummond on April 18, 1964; she survives. 

Additional survivors include one son, Donnie Hughes and his wife, Norma; and one daughter, JoAnn Keith and her husband, James, all of Elkins; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Hughes of Houston, Texas, and Ivan Hughes of Elkins; one sister, Eloise Cole of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the Elkins Full Gospel Church in Elkins, with Pastor Johnny Case officiating. 

Burial of cremains will follow at the White House Cemetery located near Elkins.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Cremations Only, Springdale, Ark.