Elmer Hughes, 77, of Salem, Ark., son of the late John T. and Vernie (Owens) Hughes, was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Oklahoma. He died Dec. 9, 2008, at his home.
He spent his working years as a cook in the food service industry.
He is survived by: best friend, Margaret Crecelius of Salem; four grandsons, Glen Robertson, David Robertson, Jeremy Robertson and Andrew Robertson; one brother, Homer Hughes of Pleasanton, Calif.; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: both of his wives; parents; son Gary Hughes; daughter Teresa Prothero; and 11 siblings.
A memorial service will be held Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at Immanual Baptist Church in Salem with Rev. Gary Barker officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem.