Barbara A. Hughes, 75, passed away in peace on February 23, 2019

Barbara A. Hughes, 75, passed away in peace on February 23, 2019. She was the wife of Dr. Robert I. Hughes Jr. DVM and they celebrated 53 years of marriage together.

She was born September 19, 1943, in Cumberland, Maryland. She attended Allegheny High School and graduated in 1961. She served in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966 which she was most proud of. She completed her Vocational Nursing Degree in 1976. She worked at Holly Farms from 1977-79 in Industrial Nursing and then went on to assist her husband in his veterinary clinic until 1991. In 1993, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from SFA majoring in Health Science and minoring in Psychology. She then went on to work as school nurse in Joaquin ISD until 1996 when she retired. After a brief pause she went on to study massage therapy at The Giving Tree in Nacogdoches and became a massage therapist.

She was a proud member of the Center Band Boosters for 12 years while her children were in school. She attended and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Her hobbies included reading, swimming, and playing with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love for her family and her outspoken personality!

She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Robby Hughes; daughter, Deanna Coats; son-in-law, Brad Coats; granddaughter, Kimber Hughes; and grandsons, Tray Hughes, GW, Jack and Augustus Coats.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donation to V.F.W. or your favorite veterans organization.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at