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William “Woody” Hughes

Born: 10/5/1916

Died: 6/12/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

William “Woody” Hughes, 88, of Durant, Oklahoma, passed away June 12, 2005, in Bonham, Texas. He was born October 5, 1916, in Coal County, Oklahoma, to P.D. and Lilley McKinney Hughes.

He married Mary Cubley on May 4, 1945, in Durant. He was a member of the Baptist faith, loved to raise cattle and was a salesman for Colbert Dairy in Durant. He was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II and a member of the B-29 Airplane squad. He was Salesman of the Year for the City of Durant and a member of the American Legion and DAV in Durant. He loved his family and raising his Here-ford cattle. He was a Christian gentleman with a smile and a cheerful greeting for everyone.

His parents and three brothers preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of Durant; son, Kenneth Woodrow Hughes and wife, Lina, of Durant; daughter, Sherry Deanne Gandy of Moore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Benjamin Bennett of Plano, Texas, William Bennett of Durant, Bie Raquiza of the Philippines, Lucky Raquiza and Maria Raquiza, both of Durant; and great-grandchildren, K.C. Raquiza of the Philippines and Tory Coucghran of Durant

William 'Woody' Hughes