Farish A. Hughes, age 92, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Atlanta, passed away on Wednesday July 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Ruby White Hughes. He is survived by his daughter, Connie Corley and husband Steve of Braselton, grandson Cameron Corley and wife Stephanie of Jefferson, and two great-grandchildren, Baxter and Piper Corley. Mr. Hughes was born January 16, 1922, in Cumming, GA. He served three years in the US Navy during World War II, seeing action in the south Pacific. He was a long-time member of E. A. Minor Masonic Lodge in Atlanta. He had affiliations with both the Methodist and Baptist church. A life-long musician, he was inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003. He loved bluegrass music and played guitar and other instruments by ear. A cabinet-maker by profession, he was a skilled master craftsman and woodworker.  Loved and respected by all who knew him, he was a true gentleman who exhibited kindness and caring for everyone he met. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 5 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Alan Madden officiating.  A graveside service will follow at 3:30 PM at Sawnee View Gardens in Cumming, GA. Visitation will be Saturday, July 5 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences can be made at www.wagesandsons.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Heart Association or  St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Express condolences at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Connie and family we are so sorry for your lose. Mr. Hughes was loved by our whole family and he will be missed greatly. His big heart and soft voice will be missed by lots of bluegrass pickers. God bless the family let us know if you need anything.

  2. Farish Hughes was a great fellow and a friend. We will miss playing music together, and talking about music and about instruments. He knew so much, and he loved to share what he knew.

  3. Connie, Steve and family, you have my sympathy and prayers. I know you will treasure your dad’s memory always and carry him in your hearts.

  4. Our deepest sympathy for your loss
    Martha & Glenda Willoughby (Central Baptist Church)

  5. Dear Connie and family,

    How blessed we have been all these years to have your sweet Dad as our special friend and “pick’in buddy” for David. Farish was truly a kind and gentle soul and will long be remembered by our family with many precious memories. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Connie,

    We are so very sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. How fortunate you were to have had such a wonderful father and mother.
    Larry and I will always cherish the visit we had with Farish at the hospital. Farish had a loving and sweet spirit, which he shared with everyone. He was such a joy. He is now at peace with the Lord.
    May God Bless you and your family at this time.
    Larry & Connie Dale

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. What a blessing that you had him for so many years! Hold tight to your fond memories. Memories are a gift from God that death cannot destroy.

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