Byron Gail Hughes

Born: Fri., Feb. 12, 1926
Died: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 11, 2018
Location: Fasig Tipton Sales Ground

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Byron Gail Hughes, 91, husband of 65 years to Ruth Halverson Hughes, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 18, 2018 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home.

A native of Franklin, Tennessee, he was born February 12, 1926 to the late Maurice Byron & Elizabeth House Hughes and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the last cavalry regiment. Gail worked for 36 years as farm manager of Forest Retreat Farm in Nicholas County, Kentucky and was well-known in the thoroughbred industry.

Additional survivors include 4 children: Byron G. "Scooter" (Traci) Hughes, of Lexington, David H. (Patti) Hughes, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Andrew W. "Wick" (Karen) Hughes, of Harrodsburg, and Sarah Elizabeth (Gerry) Hughes, of Versailles; and 4 grandchildren: Kepler Hughes, Ruth Hughes, Sydney Hughes and Byron Gail Hughes, II.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Fasig Tipton Sales Ground, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.

Charitable donations may be made in Byron's memory to the following organization:

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm
1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324
Tel: 502-863-1775

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Linda Griggs
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. God Bless!


Helen Asbury and Chris Rowe
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
Dear Ruth, Scooter, Libba, David, Wick, and family,
Our family is fortunate to have well over 36 years of wonderful memories with Gail. Your family has always been an integral part of ours, for which we are so very grateful. Please know we send our deepest sympathy and will always hold Gail in our hearts.
Love to you,
Helen Asbury, Chris, Allison, and John Rowe

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