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ORANGEBURG -- Stokes M. Hughes, 75, of Orangeburg, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at CM Tucker Nursing Home in Columbia.

A Memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at New Hope Baptist Church with burial in Norway Cemetery, with the Rev. Anthony Hughes and the Rev. Phillip Proveaux officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service at New Hope Baptist Church.

Mr. Hughes was born March 7, 1942, in Orangeburg County, the son of the late Stokes M. Hughes Sr. and the late Frances Garrick Hughes. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was owner and operator of Crossroads Country Restaurant.

Survivors include his wife, Gale Ann Aultman Hughes of the home; a daughter, Kris Fairey of Norway; and a son, Kevin Hughes of Norway; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; a stepson, Christopher Sharpe; two stepgrandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Allen of Rock Hill; and a brother, Tillman Hugh of Wisconsin; and his fur-baby, ''Bailey.'

Friends may call at the residence in Laurel Hill subdivision in Orangeburg.

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Memorials may be made to Heart Strings Hospice, 115 Blarney Drive, Columbia, SC 29223.

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