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Annie Mae Anderson Hughes

Annie Mae Anderson Hughes, age 72, of Mena passed away on Christmas morning, December 25, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas.

Annie was born August 1, 1943 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late B.J. Anderson and the late Beryl Foley Anderson.  On May 20, 1973 she married Layman H. Hughes, who survives her.  She loved poetry and writing poems. Her greatest love was her family, especially her husband and two sons, her eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Annie was a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her.  She will be missed dearly by all.

She is survived by husband, Layman Hughes of Mena, Arkansas; sons, Layman Joseph (Joey) Hughes, Gary Michael Hughes; sisters, Edna Mullins and husband Darren of Mena, Pamela O’Bar of Norman, Maxine DeHart of Mena; brothers-in-law, Junior Carter, Kenneth Hughes, and Ronald Hughes.

Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by, her parents, B.J. and Beryl Anderson, sisters, Bennie Carter, Bessie Chaney, Rozilla Gist, and Louise Cogburn.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Grant Geiger officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers are Tony Peek, Keith Ray, Patrick Freeman, Tim Freeman, Jason Wagner, and Tommy Freeman.

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