Lowell Thurman Hughes

Lowell Thurman Hughes, 81, of Ocala, Fla., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.

Lowell was born in Prestonsburg to Thurman and Gladys Hughes. 

Lowell is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and during his time there, he lettered in three varsity sports. He then went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky Law School. Lowell also served in the Kentucky State Senate for two terms. He moved to Florida in 1982 and ran a thoroughbred horse farm.  

Lowell loved spending time with his family and perfecting his golf game. 

He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Marta Hughes of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters: Dr. Mia (Matthew) Jackson of Tampa, Fla., and Lisa (Trey) Scudder of Ocala, Fla.; one brother: Paul (Bonnie) Hughes of Prestonsburg and six grandchildren: Asher Scudder, Lyla Jackson, Leighton Jackson, Leah Jackson, McKinley Scudder and Maisey Scudder. 

There will be a visitation at First Baptist Church of Ocala on Friday, Sept. 13, from 10-11 a.m., with a service celebrating Lowell’s life to follow. 

Please view and sign the family guest page at Hiers-Baxley.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, Ocala, Fla. 

This is a paid obituary.

Clinton Akers

Clinton “Clint” Akers, 88, of Nicholasville, died Sept. 9, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13, at the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, Prater Creek, Dana.

Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Lexington.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Chalmer Rogers Martin

Chalmer “Ike” Rogers Martin, 80, of Wellington, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

Visitation will be all day Friday, Sept. 13, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Della Mae Perkins

Della Mae Perkins, 96, of Wheelwright, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 12, at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro.

Burial followed in the Little Cemetery, Wheelwright.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin.

Bureta Tackett

Bureta Tackett, 92, of Lincoln Park, Mich., died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Church of God of Prophecy, Prestonsburg.

Burial will follow in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, Melvin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin.

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