Dennis Hughes


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Posted Online: Feb. 02, 2013, 9:18 pm
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Dennis Hughes, 80, Davenport, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at home.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Runge. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial is at National Cemetery, Rock Island
He was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Davenport, to Ralph and Gertrude Hughes.
Survivors are son, Steve and grandson, Blake, Davenport; brothers, Robert and David, both of
Davenport, Paul, Millingon, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by brothers, John, Thomas, Timothy and Ralph; and grandson, Zachary.












 



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