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Joel G. Hughes, Jr.
Angie Hughes
Spartanburg, SC

Joel G. Hughes, Jr. passed from this life on December 14, 2015 in Spartanburg, S.C. He was born on May 11, 1922 in Liberty, S.C. to the late Joel and Delenia Ellis Hughes.

Angie Ellenburg Hughes passed away on November 9, 2015 in Spartanburg, S.C. Angie was born on August 17, 1928 in Liberty, S.C. to the late J.T. and Katie Parsons Ellenburg.

Joel and Angie spent a long and fulfilling life together. Both graduated from Liberty High School, Angie as Salutatorian in 1945. They had been married for 70 years on October 6, 2015. After Joel returned from the Army where he served with the occupation forces in Osaka, Japan, he began working at T.E. Jones and Sons furniture store. They later worked together, Joel as manager and part-owner and Angie as bookkeeper and interior designer for the store. Their devotion to each other continued after retirement with their winters spent in the Keys. They moved to Spartanburg, S.C. in 1998 to be closer to their daughter, Gail. They were members of First Baptist Church of Liberty.

They are survived by their daughter Gail Hughes Allen of Spartanburg, S.C.; two granddaughters, Whitney Allen Hastings (Ted) of Silver Spring, M.D. and Amy Allen Hinson (Devin) of Greenville, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Ella, Harper, and Connor Hastings and Joel and Daniel Hinson. They were predeceased by their son-in-law Danny E. Allen.

Joel is survived by a sister Grace Rampey (Joe) of Liberty, S.C. He was predeceased by four sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services for Mr. Hughes will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Mortuary Chapel in Liberty, S.C. Visitation will be held after the services. Private funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Hughes on November 13, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Danny E. Allen Memorial Scholarship from the Upstate Workforce Futures Corporation, P.O. Box 5666, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to


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