After a long and happy life, Charles Marion Hughes passed away on Dec. 15, 2019, at the age of 90 at home peacefully with his family.
Charles was born on Sept. 16, 1929, in Hammond, to Jefferson D. Hughes and Catherine Beyer Hughes. He earned a degree from LSU School of Forestry after which he served with the United States Army Artillery as a first lieutenant in the Korean Conflict.
Upon honorable discharge from the Army, Charles attended LSU Law School, graduating in 1957. Soon after graduation, Charles married Marie Dell Fitzgerald and went on to have three children, Charles Marion Hughes Jr., Colleen Hughes and Shelly Hughes. Charles practiced law for 42 years with the firm of Talley, Anthony, Hughes & Knight in Bogalusa and Mandeville.
Charles enjoyed and took great pride in his children and his five grandchildren, Noelie Isabelle Zeichik, Joseph Ray Zeichik, Jeannette Marie Zeichik, Charles Marion “Trey” Hughes III, and Grant Alexander Hughes. He is also survived by his brother, Howard S. Hughes. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jefferson D. Hughes Jr.; and sister, Catherine Illingworth.
Charles was much loved and respected by his family and community and will be remembered and missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center of Covington, 1203 S. Tyler St. #100, Covington, LA 70433-2353 (www.marybird.org) or to the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation, 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington, LA 70433.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, located at 2260 W. 21st. Ave. in Covington.
Visitation was on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service time.
Interment will be in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell.
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