Willis A. Hughes Sr.

<p class="MsoNormal">Willis A. Hughes Sr., 90, of Grand Tower, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau.</p>

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<p class="MsoNormal">Willis was born at Eldorado, IL on May 6, 1920, to Elmer and Lorene (Bramlet) Hughes.<span style=""> </span> On March 22, 1941 he married Velma Gladys Estel at Perryville, MO.<span style=""> </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal">Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Willis Jr. and Donna Hughes of Grand Tower; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Allan Mezo of Grand Tower; four grandchildren, Shannon Hughes, Dawn Glidewell, Ryan Houston, and Elena Houston, all of Grand Tower; and two great-grandsons, Haegan Hughes and Tyler Glidewell.</p>

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<p class="MsoNormal">He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys on Dec. 9, 2004; one brother and one sister.</p>

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<p class="MsoNormal">Willis retired from the CIPS Power Station at Grand Tower in 1982, after 40 plus years of service. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Jacob and a member of the Union of International Operating Engineers Local #148, Maryville, IL. Willis was also a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. <span style=""> </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal">Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2011, at the Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, with Pastor Mike Kettner officiating.<span style=""> </span> Interment will be in the Walker Hill Cemetery, Grand Tower.<span style=""> </span> Visitation will be held at the Meredith Funeral Chapel in Grand Tower, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2011.<span style=""> </span> Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Jacob and will be accepted by the funeral home.</p>

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