Barbara Lawson Hughes

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ARLINGTON -- Barbara Lawson Hughes (1938-2014), 75, of Arlington, Texas, passed away on January 14, 2014. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 301 S Center St, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Barbara was born to the late Claud L. and Janie Elizabeth Boatman Lawson on Nov 20, 1938 in Marshall, Texas. Barbara graduated from Arlington High School. She married the late Fred Carlton Hughes on June 14, 1958, and they spent forty-nine years in a delightful marriage in Arlington and had two children, the late Scott Carlton Hughes, and their son of Austin, Texas, William Kent Hughes. Barbara worked for the City of Arlington water department for many years, and later worked at Gene Allen's Gifts in retirement. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining her friends and family, finding the world's best recipes, gardening and fishing at her lakehouse near her East Texas roots in Carthage, Texas. Barbara was creative in everything she did: she loved painting, quilting, and numerous arts and crafts. She loved to joke and play games, and instigated fun nights whenever family gathered. She supported community activities and was a leader in Cub Scouts, PTA, and shared her love for Jesus Christ with children in Sunday school at First Baptist Church for many years. She loved Arlington High School Class of ‘57 and regularly joined them for lunch outings. Barbara truly loved people, and her greatest personal reward was supporting and caring for her friends and family. Survivors: Son, Kent Hughes of Austin and his children, Trevor Hughes of Tyler, Texas, and Darby Hughes of Austin, Texas; brother, Norvel William Lawson and his wife, JoAnn; sister-in-law, Ruth Lawson; and numerous cousins, nephews and life-long friends - they all made her smile, laugh and brought her so much sincere joy. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Barbara was our maid of honor at our wedding. She is like a sister to us and we will miss her. Our prayers go out to Kent and Trevor and Darby for peace and comfort. Remember that Jesus has His loving arms around you to provide that comfort.

  2. Kent, Trevor and Darby, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. I pray for comfort during this time of grief and in the months ahead.

  3. Condolences to the Hughes family. Throw all your burdens on God in prayer now and in the days ahead, and the Bible promises that you will receive “the peace of God.” Philippians 4:6 & 7. Our prayers are with you.

  4. To the Hughes Family:

    I am so very sorry to learn of your loss.

    Eternal rest grant to Barbara, Oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

    with love and sympathy,

  5. I will miss Barbara extremely positive and caring attitude. I always found her in good spirits even with her physical problems in recent years. I remember her as part of the Arlington High Band as Flag barrier and slways happy and cheerful. She touched so many people with her Christian attitude and helpfulness. The world is better place for knowing her. God bless the family and for them to know they are in the loving care of God always. We are all better for kowning Barbara. She now safe in the arms of Jesus.

    Robert Miles
    Class of 1957
    Member of the Arlington High Colt band
    currently member of the AHS Alumni Band.

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