Robert Epperson Hughes died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 A native of Gadsden, he served churches in Alabama before becoming executive director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations in 1954. He and his wife Dottie were missionaries to the African countries of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Zambia from 1961 to 1966. He then served as a mediator with the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice until he retired in 1994.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA, 98040.
Please remember his wife Dottie, their daughters, grandchildren and family in your prayers.