Dennis Hughes

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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1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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