Clayton “Bud” Hughes age 87 of Maysville, GA, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on October 10, 2019, following an extended illness.

He was born in Young Harris, GA, on October 12, 1931, son of the late Floyd & Annie Kuykendall Hughes. He served in the US Army with the 2nd Armored Division in Germany for 18 months and worked for 30 years at General Motors’ Lakewood plant in Atlanta. After retiring he worked in new home construction for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife Opal Ledford Hughes, son Ricky Hughes, grandsons Rick and Blake Hughes, and two brothers, Albert & Frank Hughes of Marietta.

Survivors include his three children: Diane Cook of Commerce, Darlene & Randy Holman of Hoschton, GA., Marty Hughes of Maysville, GA., two siblings: brother, Lewie Hughes of Young Harris, sister Maudine Fortenberry of Blairsville, and sister-in-law Mable Hughes of Marietta, GA., four grandchildren: Misty Bleckly, Amanda Hofer, Matt Hughes, and Tyler Holman, three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Bud loved his children and grandchildren very much. He loved being around people and friends and had a smile for everybody. Everyone said he was such a kind man and helped many people with his kind heart. He loved hunting with his dogs and being outdoors, and even from a young age he roamed the mountains of Towns County. He loved his chickens and going to chicken sales. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren, and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 12:00pm from the Mountain View Chapel in Blairsville, GA., with the funeral following at 2:00pm with Pastor Ray Potts officiating. Special music will be presented by Perry McDonald. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Hayesville, NC. Flowers are accepted in Bud’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at