Visitation Information:

February 5th, 2021 at 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

February 6th, 2021 at 01:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Mr. John L. Hughey, 75

Mr. John Hughey was born on June 20, 1945 to Rev. and Mrs. Vasco (VS) and Lucy Bell (Martin) Hughey in Jefferson, Ga. He was a 1963 graduate of Bryan High School. After High School he joined the United States Air Force and served 4 years in active duty. He later joined the Air Force Reserve and served honorably for 26 years.  

Mr. Hughey furthered his education and graduated from Gainesville Junior College (which is now the University of North Georgia). He also attended the University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, Ga.) and Brenau University (Gainesville, Ga.) where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management.  

Mr. Hughey began working at the United States Postal Service in 1973 as a postal clerk and was promoted to Postmaster in Turnersville, Ga. in Habersham County. Mr. Hughey was appointed area supervisor for retail clerks for several post offices in the North Georgia area. He was also appointed retail supervisor at the Duluth, Ga. post office and retired in 2005 after 32 years of committed service and leadership.  

Mr. Hughey was a member of the St. Paul First Baptist Church of Jefferson, Ga. where he served as the Church Clerk for many years.  

Mr. Hughey married the love of his life Mrs. Brenda (Evans) Hughey on April 6, 1968. To their union were born two children Chad Hughey and Carmen (Hughey) Drew.  

On the afternoon of January 31, 2021; God called his servant home to eternal rest, divine healing, and Heavenly peace with his Love by his side. His love, commitment, and service for his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, friends, church, this nation, in his career, and to anyone who knew Mr. John Hughey will be cherished and live on forever.  

Mr. John Hughey is preceded in death by his brother Mr. Vasco (Junior) Hughey and sister Mrs. Lucille (Hughey) Cooper; and his parents, Reverend Vasco (VS) Hughey and Mother Lucy Bell (Martin) Hughey.  

He leaves to grieve his wife of almost 53 years Mrs. Brenda Hughey; son Mr. Chad (Kaunili) Hughey (Lawrenceville, Ga.); daughter Mrs. Carmen (Thomas) Drew (Pendergrass, Ga.); brothers Mr. Willie (Annie) Hughey (Jefferson, Ga.), Mr. Ralph Hughey (Jacksonville, Fl.), Rev. JT (Glenda) Hughey (Athens, Ga.), Mr. Bobby (Vivian) Hughey (Lithonia, Ga.); Papa’s grandchildren, Taylor, Zaria, Kem, Thomas (TJ), Randy, Lanier, Darrius, Devin, Amir, James, Kristian, Kamryn, Kenneth Jr., and Raelyn; 4 great-grandchildren, goddaughter Mrs. Abbrea (Kenneth) Milton (Kennesaw, Ga.); and special niece Ms. Juanita Cooper (Charlotte, N.C.).  

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to

Condolences 34
shirley blake 2021-02-01 14:48:34
so sorry about his passing ,but remembering what a great man he was will bring you peace . I LOVE YOU FAMILY AND WILL BE IN PRAYER FOR YOU
Marion Lott 2021-02-01 19:51:58
Sending Prayers and condolences to Brenda and family.John will be truly missed....I love y’all ❤️🙏🏾
Reggie and Denise Hodges 2021-02-01 20:50:45
Sorry for you lost . Praying for you and family.
Pamela Crawford 2021-02-02 08:29:39
I’m praying for strength and peace for your family during this difficult time. May God heal your heart with His love.
Betty Kersh 2021-02-02 08:37:50
Dear Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers.
Star Johnson 2021-02-02 12:07:08
MY deepest Condolences to Brenda and family .John was a great Family Man, May God bless you and keep you strong
Valerie Williams 2021-02-02 16:17:24
Sending our condolences from the Williams family to the Hughey family and friends. Such a great human being and friend. Loved that smile...Great time working with him at Post Office and good times outside of work. John fought the fight and ran his course. A job well done...A great servant of the Lord. R.I.P now more pain. Brenda you did your best...Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal. Love 💘 you!
Willie 2021-02-02 18:35:27
My condolences to the family that once let me into there home and call me their own ; they treated me with much respect. Again my condolences to you all . Bless Are Those Who Mourn , For They Shall Be Comfort . Love You ! . Cee .
Hopkins Family 2021-02-02 21:02:55
Condolences to the family we love you and praying for you
CatheySingleton 2021-02-02 21:27:15
Praying for you and your family my condolences
Sheila Cohen 2021-02-02 22:38:23
God has chosen you to be with Him now, and we glorify Him for blessing us with a loving, caring, smiling and amazing father, brother, uncle friend and husband to so many, who cherish every memory made. It's time to celebrate a well respected and loved man who taught others how to laugh, love and enjoy each day, rain or shine. I love you Uncle John L. and declare peace, love and joy over everyone who honors you on this day. Take your rightful place in heaven and rest knowing your print and legacy is left on record as an example of love. Your Nice, Sheila Hughey Cohen🙏💜😘
Ann Lewis Morrow and family 2021-02-03 14:57:11
My condolences to the family. May God continue to give you comfort
Robert Martin 2021-02-03 15:46:36
My Condolences to Brenda and the family. Mat God's peace be with you.
Amena Randolph 2021-02-03 18:15:18
Aunt Brenda from my Family to your Family we are Praying with you and for You.God needed someone to deliver the Great News! He chose John to Deliver the News. Rest on John your Address is now PSALM 23 HEAVEN HIGHWAY. 🙏
Cheryl Satterfield 2021-02-03 20:10:59
Brenda I'm so sorry for your loss. Love you
Odessa Hancock 2021-02-03 20:25:43
To the family, You are in my thought and prayers, and I sympathize greatly with your loss.
David Disharoon 2021-02-03 21:36:21
Prayers to the Hughey family for your loss! I worked with John for many years at the postal service. He always had a big smile on his face and was a very dedicated and loyal employee and friend to so many postal employees.
Wayne and Dianne Bennett 2021-02-04 13:32:02
Brenda, We were so very sorry to hear about John. He was a pleasure to know. May God bless you with peace and strength. Love and hugs.
Diane Robertson 2021-02-04 14:06:23
My Condolences and Prayers to Brenda and Family.
Sandy Duncan 2021-02-04 16:06:15
I just saw this. I worked with John for many years at USPS. He was a fine man and a good friend to so many. Sending prayers.
Deborah Daniels 2021-02-04 23:49:57
Praying for you and the family
Cedric & Lynne Randolph 2021-02-05 03:47:48
Praying for the Hughey family. Brenda please know if you need anything.
Ceciely Niles-Thornton 2021-02-05 09:10:14
Wishing the Hughey love to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead, and happy memories to forever hold in your hearts. John was a great man and will truly be missed. Mrs. Brenda, Chad, Carmen, and the family are in my prayers.
Cynthia Randolph Hefney 2021-02-05 10:59:11
I am so sorry for the loss of "Uncle John". I remembered how kind you both were when we got together with Juanita. Uncle John fought a long battle and he is in a better place now. Our prayers are with you, Aunt Brenda and Juanita! Love you, Cynthia (Juanita's long-time friend)
Gwendolyn L. Morris 2021-02-05 11:27:36
“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.” —Leo Buscaglia
Theresa Puryear 2021-02-05 20:44:08
Condolences & Prayers to You Brenda and the Family. May God give you peace during this period in time🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Elisa Ratliff and Family 2021-02-06 12:39:06
My condolences to the family during the passing of your loved one. May God continue to strengthen and comfort you all during this time of sorrow. Take care and stay safe! R.I.H Mr. John 🙏🏽🌹❤️
Angelia Holcomb 2021-02-06 13:12:46
Blessings to your family and from my family.God bless.
SHERRILL H DAY 2021-02-06 14:10:31
Brenda, I am just now reading about your loss of your beloved John. Wishing you peace to bring you and your family comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Love you dear lady and keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Cassandra Culpepper 2021-02-06 14:33:31
Sorry for the loss of your husband and the love of your life. john was my classmate
Valerie Richardson 2021-02-07 00:46:17
Dearest Brenda, I never had the fortune of knowing your husband. But I remember a conversation I had with you once when we discovered we were married the same year. He had to be a special man to be married to a special lady like you. Hall County and I were blessed to have you serving as a poll manager in the city of Gainesville. May God bless you and your family and give you all peace in knowing John is walking with Jesus. Hugs! I have missed seeing you! ❤️🙏🏻
Veola Hughey Thomas 2021-02-07 19:34:35
To the Hughey family: I am praying for you and your family. So sorry to hear that you loss your husband. Lift up your eyes from where your help comes from. I always love you and your family.. you definitely have my prayers and condolences. Veola & Willie Thomas, Church Of Life Deliverance Tabernacle, Lula, Georgia 30554.
Phillippa Lewis Moss 2021-02-08 11:45:24
I am heartbroken to hear that John has passed. It was an honor to know John for the brief time he worked with the City of Gainesville's transit division. Sending love and light to the family.
Deborah Holland 2021-02-17 20:26:35
My condolences to the Hughey family. I worked with John at the Gainesville post office. He was a great co-worker and friend to us all.
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