Dateline: July 19, 2007

Thomas Urban Hughes, 88, died Saturday, July 14, 2007, in Vernon. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2007, at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon, with Rev. Bruce Howard, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hedley, officiating. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Hughes was born May 9, 1919, to Thomas Mac and Ella Messer Hughes in Hall Co., Texas. Thomas married Margaret Lee Clark on January 11, 1947, in Hall Co. Thomas had been a life long resident of Lakeview before moving to Donley Co. in 2004. When living in Lakeview, he had spent most of his life farming. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lakeview.

Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Irene Hughes; and a brother, W.M. Hughes.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; one son, Tommy Hughes of Clarendon; two daughters, Mary Martin and husband Mitchell of Clarendon, and Carolyn Altman and husband Stanley of Vernon; one brother, Rupert Hughes of Plainview; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

The family request memorials be to Citizens Cemetery Association, PO Box 669, Clarendon, TX 79226.




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