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Pauline P. Hughes of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died May 20, 2017 at Forest Manor after a hospital and rehab stay. Formerly a resident of Traditions Way at Capstone Village, she was under the care of Hospice of West Alabama.
Pauline (Polly) was born in Clarke County, Miss. on December 21, 1919. She and her husband Philip made Meridian, their home for 50 years. She was a homemaker and support to her husband who was a partner in the brokerage and investment firm, Kahlmus, Hughes and Company.
They moved to Tuscaloosa in 2002 to be near their daughter Deborah and her family. She lived on at Pine Valley Retirement Community for twelve years after Philip's death in 2003. In the last of the Pine Valley years, she enjoyed the assistance of her beloved caregiver Mary Woods.
She was preceded in death by her husband Philip David Hughes, her parents Daniel Carly Prince and Alice Carmichael Prince, and her sister Laverne Touchstone. She is survived by her brother, Kenneth Prince, her daughter Deborah Hughes (Martin Bakker), and her granddaughters, Isadora Bullock (Yuri Federman) of Asheville NC, and Zoƫ Bakker of Durham, NC.
Polly spoke her own mind and delighted acquaintances with her disarming sense of humor. Fiercely supportive mother and grandmother, she took a keen interest in the world of investments and was loyal to her brands. If shopping for Polly, it was Kimberly Clark paper products and Coca-Cola all the way...no occasional Diet Dr. Pepper.
Arrangements for cremation were by Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory in Birmingham. Her name is on a Hughes family stone in Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian where the May 20, 2017 date will be added. A remembrance of her life will take place later in the summer at a lake near Meridian. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa or Hospice of West Alabama.
Published on May 29, 2017
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