Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall
Thelma R. Hughes, 80, of 310 Woodbine St., died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1991, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Charlie Frank Hughes Sr.
Born in Burgaw, N.C. she was the daughter of the late Richard R. and Nora Brothers Rivenbark, and had been a resident of Hopewell most of her life. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her son, Charlie Frank Hughes Jr.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Bill Andrews of Hopewell; nine grandchildren including Becky Lipscomb, Bonnie Barbini, Thomas Frazier and Marshall Andrews; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Myra Shaw of Hopewell.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gould Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Charlotte Andrews, 3410 Jackson Farm Road.
A service will be conducted by the Rev. John Crawford, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Appomattox Cemetery.
Source: The Hopewell News, Hopewell, Va., Wednesday, January 30, 1991 (p14, c5&6)
Note: Thelma Rivenbark, daughter of Richard Ray Rivenbark and Nora Brothers, was born 9 Jul 1910 in Burgaw. Nora Brothers was the daughter of John (Jacob) Wesley Brothers and Joseph (Jodie) Catherine Dupree. Richard Ray Rivenbark was the son of John Vann Rivenbark and Mary Catherine Bowden. Richard is thought to have died in 1955 in the state of Virginia. Nora Brothers Rivenbark is buried in the Burgaw Cemetery.