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Richard Earl Hughes

Born: 10/12/1946

Died: 5/19/2000

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Richard Earl Hughes, 52, passed away May 19, 2000 near his home in Youngsville, Louisiana. He was born in Lawton, Oklahoma in the Kiowa Indian Hospital on October 12, 1946.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He received his degree in Computer Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was an independent consultant and computer engineer.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Renee Elizabeth Hughes White and Willie White, and two grandchildren, Kristin T. White and Willie Paul White II, all of Youngsville; two sons, Nick Hughes of Youngsblood and Mark Hughes of Louisiana; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry Wayne Hughes and Linda Sue Hughes of Welsh, Louisiana; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Hughes Lancaster and Tim Lancaster of Youngsville and Kristina Hughes Miller and Benny Miller of Evening Shade, Arkansas; his mother, Catherine York of Crowley, Louisiana, and his father, Noel Spence Hughes of Lake Arthur, Louisiana; three nephews, Lance Hughes, Lee Hughes of Welsh, and Lee Miller of Iota, Louisiana; a great-nephew, Dillon Hughes of Welsh, and two nieces, Kari Miller of Evening Shade and Mindy Winona Lancaster of Youngsville.

Also surviving are his former wife, Elsie Hebert Hughes of Gueydan, Louisiana, and many friends and colleagues from around the world.