Dorothy Hughes

Smith Funeral Home

Dorothy Hughes

Burlington - Dorothy Mae (Michael) Ferrebee Hughes, 81, of Ridge Road, Burlington, WV, formerly of New Creek, WV, died Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

Born on April 6, 1940 at Martin, WV, she was a daughter of the late Henry Alston and Myrtle Lee (Leatherman) Michael. Twice married, she was preceded in death by both husbands; Calvin Gordon Ferrebee on October 6, 1958 and Eugene B. Hughes on May 5, 2012 and by a sister, Beatrice House.

Mrs. Hughes was employed as an instructional aide with the Grant County Board of Education for 32 years. She was affiliated with Safe Haven Tabernacle in Romney, WV and was a long time member of both the Mineral County Historical Society and Genealogical Society. An avid family researcher, over the years she has researched hundreds, if not thousands of families and their roots in the four county area and even other states. The information that has been gathered over the years has proven to be invaluable to many families in discovering their ancestors. She also has authored several books outlining her research over the years.

Surviving are her children, Katharine "Kathy" (Ferrebee) Sions and husband Dallas and Michael Eugene Hughes and wife Susan, all of Burlington and Scott Allen Hughes and wife Rena of Spencer, WV; six grandchildren, D. Kristopher Sions, Eric Sions and companion, Kelley Wolford, Brandi Veach and husband Timothy, Heidi Davis and husband Josh, Jordan Hughes and wife Samantha and Daniel Hughes and wife Michelle; two step grandchildren, Nathan and Nena Rogers; 10 great grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Walter Michael and wife Linda of Moorefield, WV.

Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Robert Jeffreys officiating.

Interment will be in the Knobley Memorial Gardens, New Creek, WV.

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Posted online on August 30, 2021