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Raymond Calvin Hughson

February 17, 1919 ~ October 2, 2018 (age 99)
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     Raymond Calvin Hughson age 99, of Mason, MI, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Riverwind Assisted Living, Williamston, MI.

     A Memorial Service will be held at Mason Community Church, 1000 East Columbia Street, Mason, MI 48854, on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor Steve Malson officiating.  Visitation will follow the service on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.  Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with military honors.

     Raymond was born in Flint, MI on February 17, 1919, the son of Ray A. and Elgie (Wright) Hughson.  . Ray served as Sergeant in the U.S. Army 161st Infantry, 25th "Tropical Lighting" Division.  Raymond married Adelina Marie Link On July 2, 1949, in Holt, MI; she passed away in April 2003.

     Ray was a retired truck driver for General Motors.  He was a member of Holt Presbyterian Church.  Ray lived a full life, loved farming and got the bull by the tail.  Being the outlaw he was, he would rather be shot than poisoned.

     He is survived by his children: Barbara and Ronald Burgess of Dansville, MI; Patricia and Dan Lipstraw of Hastings, MI; Fred and Linda Hughson of Mason, MI; Norma and Tim Standley of Salisbury, NC; 11 grandchildren: Daniel Burgess, Helen Fisher, Michael Lipstraw, Matthew Lipstraw, Megan Newton, Lance and Luke Hughson, Amanda and Jacob Fellows, Jesse and Clint Standley; 6 great grandchildren and sister in law Joyce Hughson of Ovid, MI.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Adelina Hughson, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

     The family is very thankful for the loving care Ray received from the Riverwind staff and the Hospice Care Team. 

     Memorials may be made to the National Rifle Association; Riverwind Assisted Living, 241 McCormick Street, Williamston, MI 48895; or to Hospice Care Team, 30500 North Western Highway, Suite 307, Farmington Hills, MI 48334.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

Donations may be made to:

National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax VA 22030

Riverwind Assisted Living
241 McCormick Street, Williamston MI 48895

Hospice Care Team
30500 North Western Highway, Suite 307, Farmington Hills MI 48334

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