of New Blaine, AR
October 21, 1952 - November 11, 2020
Michele Annette Hughes, 68, of New Blaine, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in New Blaine. She was born on October 21, 1952 in Little Rock, Arkansas to her parents, Benjamin and Jacqueline (Fitzgerald) Bailey. Michele worked at the Coury House in Subiaco for over 23 years and loved to quilt. She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Jacqueline (Fitzgerald) Bailey; two sisters, Jacqueline Bailey and Joyce Bailey and one brother, Ronald Bailey. She is survived by her husband of almost 41 years, John Hughes of New Blaine; one daughter, Elisha Rae Hughes of Salt Lake City, Utah; one son, Jeremy Scott Hughes of Delaware, Arkansas; one sister, Patricia Tygart of Centerville, Arkansas and two grandchildren, Anthony Hughes of Detroit, Michigan and Kati Hughes of Spokane, Washington. There are no services scheduled at this time, cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
My prayers go out to Michele's family. I stayed at Coury House many times over the years and she was so kind.
We were so blessed to know Michelle for many years. My husband attended Arkansas Tech with her and we shared many adventures hiking and caving in our younger years. We've kept that friendship, although from a distance, with Michelle and John ever since. Sending prayers of peace.
I knew Michele for over 40 years, and count her as my dearest friend. Even though there were times we didn't see each other for several weeks or even months, she was always in my heart and my thoughts. She was the kindest person I have ever known, always positive, never judgmental, talented, and beautiful inside and out. She was one in a million and I will miss her more than I can ever say.
Thoughts and prayers. Member class of 1971.
I was always looking forward to meeting in person one day now I well look forward to meeting on the other side always felt Evan as a face book friend we we're soul sisters. I well miss her in my life.I send prayer to family. AMEN . 💖
I met Michele on several trips to Subiaco with Nancy Louise. She was a precious soul with an infectious smile. She and John made my times in Arkansas much more memorable. She will be dearly missed.
I first met Michelle at Paris High School in the late '60s. Our friendship continued as we attended Arkansas Tech, and onward. She was one of the kindest people I've ever known, never a harsh word for anyone. She was a calming presence. She loved her pets and chickens and her gardens and her husband, John, for whom she was ideally matched. She suffered a lot toward the end of her life but never complained. She has been freed from that suffering now, but she will be missed by anyone who knew her.
Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,Are heap'd for the belovèd's bed;And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,Love itself shall slumber on.
My sincere sympathy to the family. I will certainly remember Michelle's kindness from her days at Coury House. May she rest in peace.
Rest in peace. PHS 71