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Earl Dean Hughes

Earl Dean Hughes age 68 of Norman, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

He was born on July 28, 1950 in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas to the late Raymond Hughes and the late Dixie Hensley Hughes.  He was married to Lou Ann Belknap Hughes and was a machinist for U.S. Motors. Earl enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and working in his garden.  He treasured all his time spent with family and friends.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all that knew him.   He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann Hughes of Norman, Arkansas; sons: Nathaniel Ray Hughes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Matthew Aaron Hughes and wife Megan of Mena, Arkansas, Christopher Lee Hughes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughter, Krissi Carrol and husband Kevin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren:  Jaxom Hughes, Jaydin Hughes, Dixie Hughes, Lincoln Carrol and Liam Carrol; brother, Ricky Hughes of Oden, Arkansas; and sisters:  Carolyn Dull of Roberts, Wisconsin and Chris Robertson of Palmetto, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Dixie Hughes; brothers: Charles Ray Hughes and Joseph Raymond Hughes; and grandson, Michael Aaron Hughes.

Funeral service will be Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Covenant of Life Family Church in Mena on the corner of 11th and Pine Street. Interment will follow in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery with Brother Rusty Lewis officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will Monday, March 18, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Covenant of Life Family Church in Mena.

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