Shirley Welborne Hughes, 82, of Newport, VA and formerly of High Point, NC died Tuesday morning June 7, 2005 in Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, VA. Born in High Point on July 23, 1922 she was a daughter of the late William Birch and Sue Sechrest Welborne. She was retried from Leggett and Platt as order department manager, was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church in High Point, and was preceded in death by her husband Fred Pershing Hughes and her sister Doris N. Grissett.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Rebecca “Bekki” Hughes of the Clover Hollow Community near Newport and a dear friend Marty Farrier of Newport, a niece Susan Grisset Hedgecock of Jamestown NC and a nephew Larry Grissett and wife Loretta of Ennice, NC.
The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke, VA from 6 to 8 PM Thursday evening. Burial services will be at a later date in High Point. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to the Newport Rescue Squard.