Judy Hughes

Obituary of Judy Kay Hughes

Judy Kay Karnes Hughes, 70, of Avon Park, FL formerly of Accoville, WV departed this life July 12, 2020 at Advent Health Hospital in Sebring, FL after a hard fought battle with heart failure. She was born October 2, 1949 in Logan County, WV. The daughter of the late James and Ida Mae (Stapleton) Karnes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Mae Karnes, multiple in-laws, and one great grand daughter, Emily Hughes. Judy was a 1967 graduate from Man High School. She served the community for many years working as a receptionist for Community Health Foundation until the doors closed and she was able to retire. She loved cooking, gardening, taking care of her family and a good laugh over coffee with friends. She always sacrificed her needs for the betterment of her family. Judy will be remembered as a selfless wife and mother who always had a smile even when times were tough. She had a quiet strength. She never complained and always looked to a brighter future. Those left to cherish her memory include the love of her life, her husband of 48 years, Lowell Hughes. Her two daughters, Shelley (Jeff) Carpenter, Salisbury, NC and Jessica Hughes-Hopson, Avon Park, FL, one grandson, Adam Hughes, Columbus OH, one granddaughter, Katie (Matthew) Lowe, Robinette, WV, one brother, James Karnes, Frostproof, FL, two nephews, James K Karnes (and family), Brensbach, Germany and Robert E Karnes (and family), Darmstadt, Germany, one niece, Jennifer U. Karnes (and family), Koeln, Germany, two brothers-in-law, Michael (Margo) Hughes, Globe, AZ and Curtis (Karen) Hughes, Grove City, OH, and four sisters-in-law, Carol Pierce (John. Kabus), Cape Coral, FL, Pat (Kenny) Solomon, New Boston, MI, Ann Hughes of Man, WV and Marlene Gross, Zimmern, Germany and especially the little loves of her life, her 5 great grandchildren, Abi Lowe, Grace Belcher, Mattie Belcher, Hayley Goins and Gavin Hughes. Judy also had several life long friends that she loved dearly and considered a huge part of her family. These include Mary Jo Imes, Fredericka Mitchel, Carol Belcher, Sandy Caudill Lusk, Martha Robinson, and Crystal Hatfield. Due to the COVID 19 risks and restrictions no services are being planned at this time. Just as Judy requested she has been cremated.
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Due to COVID - 19 risks and restrictions no services are being planned at this time. Just as Judy requested she has been cremated.
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