Louise Hughes, daughter of the late Ollie C. Pruitt and Leila Kamplain Pruitt, was born on June 4, 1922, in Essex, Mo., and died on March 12, 2012, at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, La., at the age of 89.
Mrs. Hughes was a retired manager at the Holiday Inn. She was a former resident of Dexter, and was living in Houma, La., at the time of her death.
She was united in marriage to John Henry Hughes, Jr. on July 5, 1939, in Piggott, Ark. Mr. Hughes preceded her in death on June 30, 1994.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda L. and husband Gordon Klippenstein of Hamilton, Mont., and Connie S. and husband Gail Feltman of Houma, La.; one daughter-in-law, Victoria Hughes; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, John Pruitt Hughes, and one sister, Barbara Johnson.
Visitation will be at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from noon until 2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel, with Eric Dabbs officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.