Stan Alva Hughes, 64, of Brazil, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at his residence northeast of Brazil.
Stan was born August 9, 1942, in Bedford, Ind., as the son of George and Laveda McCory Hughes. He graduated from Heltonville High School. Following high school he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served from 1960 to 1964. He married Dorothy Sproles on November 6, 1961.
Following military service, Stan worked first for the Brazil Telephone Company and then began a long career in insurance and financial services with Life of Virginia, Ben Hur Insurance and finally Prudential Insurance Company where he worked until retirement. He continued part-time as a representative of Capital Select Insurance Company until his death.
He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Greencastle. His passion was being a witness for Christ. He loved the opportunity to preach God's word whenever possible. He was a regular voice on Old Path Radio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, George Hughes, Jr.; infant sister Nancy Hughes; sister Sue Channey; and one grandson, Zachary Minor.
Stan is survived by his wife Dotti; four children, Ed and wife Kim Hughes, Shelly and husband Jeff Minor, Pam and husband Andy Craig of North Vernon and Anita and husband Jon Russell; fourteen grandchildren, Carrie and Lovett, Travis, Shawn, and Heather Hughes, Leah and Caleb Andrews, Hannah and Bryce Minor, Danielle, Trevor, Tiffany, Derek Craig, and Austin and Madison Russell and one great grandchild, Mackenzie Lovett.
He is also survived by sisters and brothers, Charlotte (Sis) and husband Wayne Miller, Jenny Flinn, Sam and wife Carla Hughes, Ray and Jane Hughes, Ollie Thomas and Tammy Hughes.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Stewart Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Should friends do desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Victory Baptist Church, 7289 S. CR 445W, Greencastle Ind.