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Ann Drake Hughes
  • April 21, 1927
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  • August 26, 2016

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Hughes, Ann D., 89, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. Ann was born in Griffin, Georgia on April 21, 1927. She was a Bulldog, graduating from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Ann also attended Meredith College as a freshman and did her post graduate studies in Education at the University of Florida.  When she was 21 years old, she married her high school sweetheart, Tom Arnall Martin. Two years later she was tragically widowed and 3 months after that gave birth to their son, Tom Jr. In 1952 she married Wallace E. Hughes, to whom she was happily married for 56 years.  Ann loved playing tennis, golf, and bridge as well as traveling the world with Wally and friends. She was famous for the time she spent shopping and was known by most of the merchants in Central Florida. Above all that, Ann treasured time spent with her beloved neighborhood friends and having Friday night dinners with the “Ladies of the Early Evening”. She served as chairwoman of the Orlando Opera Gala, on UCF’s Town and Gown and on the Lake Silver Elementary PTA. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando for 50 years. She also belonged to the Junior League of Orlando, The Country Club of Orlando, The Rosalind Club, Friends of American Art and the Science Center.  She is predeceased by her 1st husband, Tom A. Martin, her 2nd husband, Wallace E. “Wally” Hughes, and her sister, Lucia Drake Scarano. She is survived by her sisters Joan Drake Turner and Barbara Drake Bagwell as well as her 3 children, Tom A. Martin, Jr, Robert E. “Bob” Hughes (Susan), and Joan Hughes DeRango (Dan) as well as her grandchildren, Tom A Martin III (Liz), Ann Martin Santana (Ruben), Jonathan R. Hughes (Kara), Megan H. Hughes, RachelAnn DeRango Davenport (Dominique), Drake Wallace DeRango, Danielle “Raleigh” DeRango and 6 great-grandchildren Nevin, Brenden, Corey, Colin, Aaron and Nicholas. A Memorial Service will be held at 4pm, Wednesday, September 7th at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of Central Florida or Lighthouse Central Florida.

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  1. galey says:
    01 Sep 2016
    So sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was a special lady and i have such wonderful memories of growing up in a neighborhood that felt like extended family. We all were so lucky to have "so many moms" helping us grow up. Take care.

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