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Betty "Tootsie" Hughes

April 10, 1942 — May 26, 2020


Pembroke- Mrs. Betty “Tootsie” Fanning Hughes, age 78 passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 while under the care of Community Hospice of Vidalia.  Mrs. Hughes was born in Bulloch County on April 10, 1942 to the late Robert and Ruby Oliver Fanning.  Mrs. Hughes and her husband, Tommy E. Hughes were owners and operators of Hughes House Moving.  She was also a clerk at Bacon Supermarket and Lane Grocery.  She was later a clerk at Fred’s Dollar Store.  Mrs. Hughes was an avid reader, loved westerns and was an excellent cook.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Tommy E. Hughes and one son, Tommy L. “Pistol” Hughes, sisters, Mary Cowart and Linda Wilkes and one brother, Bobby Fanning.

She is survived  by one son and two daughters-in-law, James E. and Ashley Hughes of Lyons and Holly Hughes of Statesboro; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Johnny and Judy Fanning of Groveland, Totsie Hughes of Pembroke and Lois Miller of San Leandro, CA; grandchildren, Dylan and Brittney Hughes of Statesboro, Ainsley Hughes of Rincon, Kaleb Hughes of Statesboro, Dalton Hughes of Lyons, Cameron Hughes of Lyons, Alexis “Lexi” Hughes of Baxley and Hudson Hughes of Lyons; Presley NeeSmith of Lyons, Dallon NeeSmith of Lyons; eight great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A private family visitation will be held 12- 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the funeral home.  A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Northside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mrs. Betty Fanning Hughes may be made to Mrs. Ashley Hughes, 742 Providence Church Rd. Lyons, GA 30436

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, May 30, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flanders Powell Funeral Home

197 S College St, Pembroke, GA 31321

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Northside Cemetery


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