Clara C. Hughes

Published 10:48 am Tuesday, March 29, 2016

COLERAIN, NC – Clara Casper Hughes, age 96, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2016, at her home.

Mrs. Hughes was born in Colerain, Bertie County, NC, on June 30, 1913, a daughter of the late Eddie Ernest and Rosa Perry Casper. She was a longtime member of Colerain Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Besides her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herman Melvin Hughes; her sisters, Virginia Hughes, and Rosa Lie Harrell; and her brother, Foy Casper.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Julia A. Hughes of Colerain, NC, and Sandra H. Davis of Scotland Neck, NC; her grandson, Henry T. Davis, III and wife, Trista, of Kinston, NC; and her great grandson, Corben Davis.

The family will receive friends at the home at any time.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 2:00 pm at the Colerain Baptist Church, Colerain, NC, with Rev. Gary Saffell officiating. A private interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Colerain Baptist Church, 201 N. Main St., Colerain, NC, 27924.

Garrett Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hughes family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting