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Melvin Huish

January 31, 1924 — April 6, 2019

Brevard, North Carolina

Melvin Theodore Huish, 95, of Brevard, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. A native of Alton, Illinois, he was the son of the late Benjamin Hyde and Emma Douglas Huish. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Laura Huish.
Mr. Huish received his Master's Degree from the University of Illinois, where he also met his future wife, Laura, before moving to Florida where he began his work for Department of Fish and Wildlife. He later attended the University of Georgia where he received his Ph.D. in Philosophy. He retired from North Carolina State University before retiring to Brevard, where he lived for over 25 years.
His loving survivors include his children: Peggy Elliott of Bogart, GA., Betsy McGhee of Clemmons, NC and Ben Huish of Comer, GA; grandchildren Allen Balkcom and wife Rhonda, Laura Raiford and husband Chris, Mary Beth Begley and husband Jeremy, Caroline Norman and husband Andrew, and Jack McGhee; and 8 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Robin Hood Centre in Sherwood Forest.
To leave a condolence for the family of Melvin Huish, please visit "obituaries" at . Moore- Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is serving the family.

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 13
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Robin Hood Centre at Sherwood Forest

    Brevard, NC
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