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Clyde Nelson Hughes, Russell Co., KY (1925-2014)

He was a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Hughes was a Navy Seebee in World War II, attached to the 4th Marines Division. It was on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima that he witnessed the historic raising of the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi in February 1945. He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Carson & Orpha Nelson Hughes. He was the widower of Yvonne Tarter Hughes. He leaves nine direct living descendants.
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Clyde Nelson Hughes, 88, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at this home.

Funeral service for Clyde Nelson Hughes will be 10amCT, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Greg Estes officiating. Visitation will be 5pm-9pmCT, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.


Pallbearers: Michael Felkins, Robert Sears, Jason Sears, Eric Sears, Joseph Felkins, Jacob Felkins, and Campbell Wade

Clyde Nelson Hughes, Russell Co., KY (1925-2014)


He was born November 23, 1925 in Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late Carson & Orpha Nelson Hughes. He died Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 88 years, seven months, and 13 days.

He was a heavy equipment operator.

Clyde was a Navy Seebee in World War II, attached to the 4th Marines Division. It was on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima that he witnessed the historic raising of the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi in February 1945.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Tarter Hughes.

Survivors include the following:
  • Three daughters: Lisa (Robert) Sears, Lititz, PA; Michelle (Michael) Felkins, Lebanon, TN; and Holly Hughes, Lexington, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Jason, Eric, Joseph, Jacob, Campbell, and Candace

  • One brother: Arlo Hughes, Russell Springs, KY
The family requests memorials to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or to the Russell Springs City Cemetery. These can be made at the funeral home.

Send a condolence to the family of Clyde Nelson Hughes

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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