Bernice Loree Hughes, 96, of Catawba, passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at her home. She was born in Montgomery County on Oct. 6, 1924, to the late Luther and Amanda Shepherd Barker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Richard Hughes; her brothers, Haven Barker, Donald Barker, Cecil Barker, Owen Barkerand Theo Barker; and a sister, Leona Eakin.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Mike Mitchell and Cathy and Jimmy Hayslett; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Sandra Hughes, Kevin and Debbie Hughes, and Gary Hughes; grandson Dustin Hughes; six step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Karen Kessinger. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers, Barbara Hunter, Katie Keffer, Debbie Caldwell and Sylvia Sanders.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.