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Carroll Hughes

April 4, 1936 — October 11, 2016

Brevard, North Carolina

Carroll Garvin Hughes III, 80, of Brevard, NC passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016. He was a son of the late Carroll G. and Louise Lawson Hughes.

A graduate of Clemson University, he was also a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a long-time member of The American Institute of Physics, The Optical Society, The Naval Institute, The Smithsonian Association, the Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy.

He enjoyed photography, especially on trips with the Smithsonian Association and National Wildlife Federation, and volunteering at the Merkle
Wildlife Sanctuary. His family especially appreciated traveling with him to wildlife areas, national parks, and museums. He was an avid
history buff, as well as a physicist, naturalist, and a marvelous father and husband.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Connie Kay Hughes of the home; daughters Elizabeth Hughes of Millersville, Maryland and Lesley Hughes of Leicester, NC; and his brother Philip Hughes and wife Glenda of Williamston, SC.

A memorial service is planned for a late date.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the National Wildlife Federation, PO Box 1583, Merrifield VA 22116-1583, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD, 21037, or Dupont State Forest, 89 Buck Creek Rd., Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.

The family expresses its thanks to the staff of The Brian Center in Brevard for its wonderful care and treatment.

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Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services is caring for the family.

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