Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ira Edward Hughey

Ira Edward Hughey, 97, of Dewey, Oklahoma, formerly of Poteau, OK passed away November 15, 2009 in Dewey, Oklahoma. Ira was born on February 6, 1912 in Mena, Arkansas to Albert & Minnie (Tatum) Hughey. He was an auto mechanic for many years In the Poteau area and a World War II veteran of the US Navy. He was an avid hunter & fisherman. Ira’s wife of 76 years Katherine Hughey; his parents & 2 sisters preceded him in death. Ira is survived by his daughter Kay (Hughey) Riling & her husband Gene Riling of Bartlesville, OK; a son & daughter in law, Ronald Edward & Carol Hughey of Montoursville, PA; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; numerous other relatives & loved ones; & many beloved friends. Funeral services for Ira were held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 20, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Poteau, OK with the Reverend Phil McGehee officiating. Interment followed the services in Oakland Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau, OK Pallbearers were San=m Abbott, Weylin Groom, Olan Arnall, Harrell Bright, Barton Bates, & Jim Mixon. Honorary pallbearers were Taylor Newby, Bill Mooneyham, Roger McMillin, & Brad McMillin.

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