Jerry A. Hughes, 73, died Nov. 9, 2016.
He was born on April 25, 1943, in the Silver City community at the home of his Mama Walls.
Jerry, a native of Forsyth County, graduated from Forsyth County High School, then went to work at Wilson's, which is now Tyson Foods.
He was drafted in the United States Army, which he proudly served in South Korea after the conflict.
When he returned from service his main goal was to go to Daytona for the February race and then he began his career at General Motors Parts Division.
He remained there for 32 1/2 years.
Jerry was hard worker and he never saw the point of missing a day of work.
After his retirement, he thought it was time to take care of his mother and mother-in-law's yard work, but that soon became not enough so he went to Midway Building Supply to work. After about five years, he decided to come home and babysit his 6-week-old grandson, Ethan.
He did an excellent job and spoiled him rotten then he kept this granddaughter, Jenna-Ruth.
Jerry was loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A special thank you to Janet Fields and Halcyon Hospice.
His parents, Avon and Pauline Hughes; father-in-law, Fred H. Williams; and several special aunts and uncles, preceded him in death.
Jerry married the love of his life, Janice Williams Hughes, on Sept. 30, 1967 and they were together for 49 years and two months.
They were blessed with two wonderful children and a wonderful daughter-in-law and son-in-law.
Their son, Jeffrey Hughes and daughter-in-law, Robin Cranford Hughes; their daughter, Jennifer Hughes Hester and son-in-law, Harold Hester; his grandchildren, Tray Hughes, Taylor Hughes, Ethan Hester and his little girl, Jenna-Ruth Hester; a special person, Ginger Russell Wagoner, who when her father passed away, Jerry loved her like her own; mother-in-law, Virginia R. Williams; sisters, Regina Bennett and Art Hasselman, Nancy and Jim Sitton; brothers, Dennis and Janice Hughes, Steven and Kathy Hughes; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Salem Baptist Church with the Revs. Keith Martin, Jeffery Hughes, Doyle Carter and Tray Hughes officiating.
Interment followed in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Donations for Salem Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.