Graveside services for Willie Hughes, age 79, of Fishermanís Haven, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, in Tye Cemetery with Billy Thornton officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Mr. Hughes passed away Thursday night, June 4, 2009, at his home.

Willie was born July 14, 1929, in Abernathy, Texas, the son of the late Alfred and Gladys (Bigerstaff) Hughes. He had been a resident of Fishermanís Haven since 1990 and was formerly of Stanton, Tye and Midland. He worked for Basin, Inc. Oil Transport as a diesel mechanic, was a distributor for Mac Tools and was a farmer. Willie was married to Katie Damme in Stanton on April 1, 1982.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Hughes, of Fishermanís Haven; children, Anna McCullough of Bangs, RuVelva Meeks of Veron, Va., Ray Damme of Tye and Elaine Miler of Riverside, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Verdena Franklin.