Dennis Dean Hughes, 61, of Clarksdale, passed away November 29, 2012 at 6:21pm at his residence in Clarksdale.  He was born July 22, 1951 in Taylorville, IL., the son of Emra and Winnie (Durham) Hughes.  He married Thallah Beiermann in August, 1969 in St. Louis, MO.  He was a construction worker and a member of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Chris Hughes of Springfield and Jeffrey Abbott of Springfield; daughters, Dawn (Billy) Sanders of Ramsey, Beth (Robert) Spencer of Nokomis and Cindy Bethard of Clarksdale; 16 grandchildren, one grea-granddaughter; sister Shirley Fern Owens of Morrisonville; Aunt Helen Julious of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and beloved dog Boo.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Switzer officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  Memorials to be announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at   

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