Sue Carol Hughes age 70 of Smithville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born January 25, 1951 to her parents, the late Quentin and Frances Pack Caplinger. In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth D. Hughes. Sue was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, worked at Moog for 13 years and Burger Shake for many years with her parents. The homegoing of Sue, is definitely true of the saying "Earth's loss is Heavens gain." She is survived by her son, Ryan Hughes (Tania Raglin) of Smithville; 2 grandchildren Brady (Alli) Hughes of Smithville and McKenna Hughes of Sparta; brother, Gary Caplinger (Regina Kent) of Smithville; niece, Westin Caplinger of Silver Point and special friend, Kathy Brown Vanatta of Smithville. Funeral services will be 3:PM Friday, April 30, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Gary Caplinger and Randy Vaughn officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 3:PM until 7:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. Due to COVID-19, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews in the chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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