MONTGOMERY — Thomas E. Hughes, 95, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Select Specialty in Evansville. Born Sept. 17, 1917, in Daviess County, he was the son of John T. and Rose (Conlin) Hughes. He married Stella Rose Wilson on May 13, 1946, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Evansville. Tom served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II. He belonged to the 27th Division’s famous “Fighting Irish” regiment, conquerors of Makin and veterans of Saipan, and earned the Combat Infantryman’s badge for exemplary conduct in battle. He was also a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane in 1982. Following his retirement from Crane he worked an additional 27 years at Farmer’s Storage of Montgomery until the age of 92. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery, Washington American Legion, V.F.W., and the Washington Moose. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Stella Hughes; five children, Martha Jean (Harley) Burkhart of Washington, Linda (Mark) Strange of Montgomery, Denny (Jane) Hughes of Kentucky, Theresa (Galen) Yoder of Montgomery, and Peggy (Tim) Hogan of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Joe) Fitzgerald of Indianapolis. He is preceded in death by eight siblings: Alvin Hughes, Paul Hughes, James Hughes, Bridget Kearby, Ray Hughes, Mary Hughes and Helen Phipps. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery, with Rev. James Koressel as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the American Legion and Washington V.F.W. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with the rosary at 4 p.m. Condolences may be made online at www.edleemortuary.com
Sept. 17, 1917 - Dec. 16, 2012
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Benny Ivan McDermed, 78, of Washington, died at 10:58 p.m. Monday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. Born July 5, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Orval and Ivana (Terrell) McDermed.
Aaron Max Banta, 72, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. Aaron was born April 17, 1941, in Washington, the son of Harold Max and Ermel Louise (Stafford) Banta.
William Forest Malone, 69, born in Scotland, Ind., to Ernest C. and Hazel I. (Woodruff) Malone, passed from this life after a brief illness at his home on Tuesday.
Roy C. Fisher, 82, passed away Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Born Jan. 13, 1931, in Lawrence County, Ill., he was the son of Willard and Martha (Timms) Fisher.
Sue Ann Armes
Sue Ann Armes, 66, of Washington, died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. Born Oct. 22, 1946, in Washington, she was the daughter of John W. and Vonlue (Himsel) Barber.
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Mary Lou Henson
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Daniel E. Foster
Daniel E. Foster, 65, died Thursday afternoon at his residence.
Born Dec. 3, 1947 in Montgomery, he was the son of Virgil and Mary (Yates) Foster. He graduated from Alfordsville High School in 1965.
Mary Fay Willis, 85, of Washington, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at Eastgate Manor. Born July 24, 1927, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Farris and Chrystal (Lamb) Wise.
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