David Charles Hughes, 66, of Ripley, WV, passed away December 26, 2013, in Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH, following a brief illness.
  He was born August 25, 1947, in Zona, WV, a son of Thelma Grace (Conley) Hughes of Spencer, WV, and the late Harold W. Hughes. His sisters, Joyce Raines and Kerry Gilbert, also preceded him in death.
   He was a graduate of Glenville State College, and was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War era. He was a former educator, and a retired fork truck operator.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include his brothers, Richard Hughes of Marshall, MI, Paul Hughes of Spencer, WV, George Hughes of Fremont, CA, Frank Hughes of Cottageville, WV, and John Hughes of Keymar, MD; sisters, Jean Fields of Ravenswood, WV, Doris Thomas of Gay, WV, Elaine Barker of Colorado Springs, CO, and Kathy Ferguson of Proctorville, OH; many nieces and nephews, and his dear friends, Jerry and Leigh O'Neal, and sons, Case and Conner, of Indianapolis, IN.
   In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public services. Arrangements are being provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
   Email condolences may be sent to:  castofh@gmail.com