Age: 87 Address: Pleasant Gap Community Date of Death: Friday, February 14, 2014 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Marcella I. Hughes of the Pleasant Gap Communityentered into eternal rest on February 14th at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation In Spruce Pine.
A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Jess and Tennie Buchanan Gillespie and the wife of Burdette Hughes, who passed away in 1977. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Robinson; three sisters: Daphne Forbes, Jeannette Kates and Alta Pittman; a brother, Arthur Gillespie; a great-grandson, Christopher Hensley and a son-in-law, James “Duck” Hughes. Marcella was a supervisor at Blue Bell for a number of years. She attended Morning Star Baptist Church and loved to work puzzles, read romance novels and was a good neighbor and friend to everyone.
Surviving are her daughters: Gloria Boone and friend, Jim, of Spruce Pine, Linda Hughes of Micaville and Sherry Edwards and husband, Pete, of Salisbury; a son, Gary Hughes and wife, Becky, of Double Island; son-in-law, Ed Robinson; sister, Mildred Dellinger and husband, Bruce, of Spruce Pine; 2 brothers: Charles Gillespie and wife, Mary, of Salisbury and Clifford Gillespie also of Salisbury; sister-in-law, Kaye Gillespie both of Salisbury; 10 grandchildren: Lisa Ray, April Parker, Lori Carver, Sharon Hughes, Amy Edwards, Donna Robinson, Chris Robinson, Tim Robinson, Josh Edwards and Fabian Hughes; 10 great-grandchildren: Brandon Ray, Samantha Melmalina, Holly Parker, Clay Parker, Paige Carver, Paul Edwards, Zachary Robinson, Haley Robinson, Luke Edwards and Jordan Edwards; 6 great-great grandchildren: Tyler Fortner, Tavian Campos, Ashtyn Hedrick, Kadence Roberts, Kenya Melmalina and Michael Jordan Melmalina.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Billy Mitchell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fred Young Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road or Gideons International, PO Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.