Douglas Hughes

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Douglas Hughes passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Kirbyville, Mo., at the age of 82 years and 9 months.

Douglas was born in Halls, Tenn., to Zelie McDougle and Amber Duggan Hughes. He was a veteran of the United Sates Navy and founding member of the American Legion Post 33. He owned Doug’s Pawn Shop for 21 years and was a Gosnell City alderman for six years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boat riding, playing cards and making deals. Douglas loved tinkering with anything in his shop that kept him busy. His favorite past time was being Pops to his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Thomas and Barry Hughes; good friends, Phillip Farmer, Dale Walters, Buddy Russell.

Douglas is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pearl (Pate) Hughes, of the home; daughter, Misty (Erik) Jackson; son, Rocky (Darla) Hughes; two granddaughters, Zoey and Kyra Jackson; two grandsons, Hunter and Harrison Hughes; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Alvie McGill officiating. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. Burial was private. Following the State of Arkansas COVID-19 guidelines, no more than 50 people were allowed to gather inside of Cobb Funeral Home and practice social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance between one another. Face masks were required to enter the building and worn at all times. Condolences may be expressed to the family at