Patricia Ruth Hughes Conyers



Sumter, SC … Patricia Ruth Hughes Conyers, age 73, beloved wife of fifty four years to Thomas Ashton Conyers, died on Monday, December 3, 2018 at her residence.

Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Hughes and Lila Brown Hughes. Mrs. Conyers was a supervisor at the commissary at Shaw Air Force Base for many years. She was known for making good cakes and was a loving and strong lady. Her true joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Conyers was associated with the Sumter Seventh Day Adventist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sandra C. Newell and her husband Tony and Janet C. Hamilton; one son-in-law, Gregory K. Hamilton; two brothers, William “Billy” Hughes and his wife Dot, and Harold Hughes and his wife Mildred all of Sumter; three grandchildren, Katelyn Hamilton, Taylor Ellison and her husband Brandon, and Lindsey Frederick; and one great grandchild, Adam Ellison.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: one sister, Lila "Dolly" Reed, and four brothers, J.G. Hughes, Bobby Hughes, Eddie Hughes, and Terry Hughes.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Samuel Bonham officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 6, 2018, one hour prior to the service, from 1:00-2:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29210.

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.