Obituary of William L. Hughes
Mr. William Lee Billy Hughes, III, age 58 of Boone, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019. He was born in Caldwell County, son of the late William Lee Hughes, Jr. and Joan Hall Hughes. Billy was a long time employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Boone, and was very loved by his fellow employees and his customers. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Allen Rufus Barlow. He is survived by two daughters, Joanne Margaret Hughes and Elizabeth Hughes both of Boone; three sons, Elijah, Zach, and William (Billy) Hughes IV all of Sugar Grove; his fiancée Carmen Wood of Boone; one sister, Donna Hughes of Raleigh; one niece, Angela Barlow Jones and husband John, and their son Eddie of Cincinnati, Ohio, several cousins also survive. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, July 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Austin and Barnes Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina, 338 Brook Hollow Road, Boone, North Carolina 28607. Online condolences may be shared with the Hughes family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hughes family.