Paul Nelson Hughes, Sr.
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  • Coastal Carolina Boy Scouts of America
    1025 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
    Charleston, SC 29407

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Paul Nelson Hughes, Sr. Obituary


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“Dear family and friends of Mr. Hughes, please accept my sincere condolences in your temporary loss of a very special person. Please be comforted to...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda Whetherly - Summerville, SC

“Dear family and friends please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your loved one. Please be comforted to know Jesus will wake him up to an...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ms. Shandell - Summerville, SC

“We were deeply saddened when we heard the news of Bobby's death. Please remember that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Mal and Bronwyn Caldwell - SC

“Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace and blessing to each one. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Audrey and Tommy Lancaster - SC

“Marie, Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. From all of your friends at Trident United Way. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Christopher Kerrigan - SC

“To the Hughes family. We are sorry for your loss. We are never prepared for the passing of our loved ones, and this because we were not created to...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Paula Dixone

“The entire Voight family is sadden by Bobby's passing. Bobby's life of service/kindness and friendshiip will always be in our hearts,...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jamey Voight - Goose Creek, SC

“So sorry to hear of your father's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Taylor Billings

“So sorry to hear about Bobby's passing. Holding you and your family in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Paul and Pam Crosby - SC


Paul Nelson "Bobby" Hughes, 80, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Marie Messervy Hughes entered into eternal rest Friday, January 25, 2013. The family will receive friends Monday, January 28, 2013 in J.HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 until 7:00 pm where an evening Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm.

Bobby was born June 17, 1932 in Columbia, South Carolina, son of Howard Fishburne Hughes and Murray Belle Nelson Hughes. Bobby was an Eagle Scout and a founding BSA member of the Order of the Arrow. He was a standout high school athlete at Chicora High School and attended USC on a track scholarship. Bobby played on numerous softball state championship teams and played semiprofessional football for the North Charleston Rebels. He worked as a Salvage Diver for the City of Charleston, Charleston County and devoted years as a Scuba instructor at the YMCA. Bobby retired as the Director of Procurement for the Charleston County Government.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 60 years; daughter, Linda H. McGuffin (Stan) of Blythewood, SC; two sons, Paul Nelson Hughes, Jr. (Penny) of Spartanburg SC and Ronald Murray Hughes (Teresa) of Charleston SC; brother, Richard Herndon " Billy" Hughes (Carolyn Iris) of Charleston SC; five grandchildren, Welles McGuffin Bricker (Jeremy), Jade Marie Hughes, Ronald Murray Hughes Jr., Bradford Alexander McGuffin, Paul Nelson Hughes III and one great-granddaughter, Maggie Rae Moore Bricker; brother-in-law, Lawrence Welling Messervy (Virginia), and several nieces and nephews. Bobby was predeceased by a brother Howard F. "Buddy" Hughes.

Memorials may be made to the Coastal Carolina Council Boy Scouts of America 1025 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, South Carolina 29407.