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Betty Sue Ryles Hughes

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Monday, July 30, 1945 - Monday, March 20, 2017

Mrs. Betty Sue Ryles Hughes of Hartford gained her wings on Monday, March 20, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones while under the care of Kindred Hospice at Flowers Hospital. she was 71. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory in Slocomb with Rev. Johnny Belcher and Rev. Bradley Chamblee officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3431 County Road 36, Hartford, AL 36344, Shiloh Baptist Church Building Fund, 873 N. Shiloh Road, Hartford, AL 36344 or Kindred Hospice, 2740 Headland Ave., Dothan, AL 36303. 

Mrs. Hughes was born July 30, 1945 in Geneva County to Bertha Ryles and the late Cody Ryles. Mrs. Hughes was loved by all that ever met her. She was the curator of the Byrd family history and the one that held and promoted our family reunions for more years than anyone can remember. She wanted all family history preserved and remembered for the generations to come. The Byrd family was blessed to have her and her passion for preserving of our family history. One of her greatest joys was being the secretary and communications coordinator for St. Paul for many years. She spent countless hours perfecting bulletins that she took great pride in for her church family. In Sue's bible were many written notes and several times she had the words "This Is It" with the following scripture... "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25-26 NASB. 

In addition to her father, in laws: Wilton A. and Cela Mae Hughes; brothers in law: Jesse L. Hughes and Jerry M. Hughes and numerous beloved family members all preceded her in death. 

Survivors include her sweetheart and husband of 51 years, Oscar Hughes, Hartford; beloved son, Allen Hughes, Birmingham; her mother, Bertha Ryles, Hartford; brother, Tim Ryles (Susan), Brunswick, GA, nieces: Rene Endres (Oliver Petit) and daughter Cody, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Andrea Ryles, Atlanta GA and Heather Wilson (Adam) and son, Liam of Atlanta, GA; sister-in-law, Betty Hughes, Hartford; brothers-in-law, Jack Hughes (Martha), Dothan and Frank Hughes, Midland City, special caregiver and companion since 2013, Merel Thomas Hampton; special cousin, Donna Hatfield; special niece and nephew, Kim Sorrells (Perry) and Chris Hughes (Connie); numerous other nieces, nephews cousins, family members and friends. 

Funeral Service

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017



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Deloris & Elvin Bond

We are so sorry to hear about Sue. We loved her. She was always so sweet. We can rest knowing that she is with our Lord and Savior. May the Lord be with you all. Deloris & Elvin
Jeremy A. Wyckoff

Our thoughts and prayers are with Oscar and the family, Mrs. She was an amazing woman and I'm better and blessed to have known her. I often think of the many times she would stop by my desk on her way to see Oscar. I'll always treasure those conversations and great hugs that she had. Always had a smile. God Bless you and your Family.
With Love,
Jeremy A.Wyckoff
Gail Hughes Britton

I am so sorry for anyone that did not have the pleasure of knowing Sue . She has her wings now and she is singing with her Lord. I will miss her welcoming smile and her willingness to welcome you into her heart. My love and prayers with Oscar and Allen and Miss Bertha. Her South Carolina family will miss her very much. Godspeed.
Kayria Blair

Oscar, I am so sorry for your loss, MS Sue was a wonderful person. I will continue with prayers for you and your family. May God bless you and your family every day.

Kenny, Renae & Jacob Knight

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Cynthia Ascanio

Oscar and Betty were unfailingly kind to me whenever I visited from Dunbarton's parent company offices in the Midwest, or when they traveled to see us for meetings or social events. Thoughts and prayers are going out to Oscar and his family this week from Wichita, Kansas.

Cindy Ascanio
Patti Bond

I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Sue was always very sweet and will be missed. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Sharon and Steve Fain

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Aunt Sue. We will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind woman. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time
Betty Thomas

May the love of our Savior be your comfort in coming days.
Our family will miss her.
Love and prayers.

Betty Thomas

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