Dennis V. Hughes, 71, of Goreville, formerly of Georgetown, died at 10:08 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
He was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Danville, the son of the late George Herbert and Frances Lucille (Galyen) Hughes.
He married Carolyn Byerly on May 28, 1960, in Georgetown. She survives.
Also surviving are four children, Rhonda (Kenneth) Moore of Dana, Ind., Kevin (Haifa) Hughes of Santa Clarita, Calif., Keith (Mary Beth) Hughes of Marion and Raenee (Kenneth) McClintock of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Rodney (Sara) Hughes of Georgetown, Stephen (Donna) Hughes of Georgetown, Larry (Judy) Hughes of Goreville and Gregory (Rhonda) Hughes of Bismarck; and four sisters, Marilyn (Clarence) Henschen of Goreville, Phyllis (Norman) Ross of Georgetown, Janice (the late John) Jones of Russell, Ky., and Marsha (Ted) Byerly of Tilton.
He also is survived by a foreign exchange student, Vero Zidarich, and her daughter, Mara, with whom they have remained very close.
Mr. Hughes was a radio announcer in Danville. While living in Georgetown, he was president of the school board and was a member of the Georgetown Lions Club. He also was a member of the Danville Rotary Club. He attended Grange Hall Church in Marion, where Kevin McNeely pastored, and became a good friend.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at First Church of Christ in Georgetown.