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Rev. W. Steve Hughes

Rev. Steve Hughes

07/28/1944 – 11/28/2016
Surfside Beach

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Kingstree United Methodist Church, with a burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.


Steve’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Epworth Children’s Home at 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205 or to Old Johnsonville United Methodist Church c/o Joyce Phillips at 192 Newell Road, Hemingway, SC 29554.

Rev. William Steve Hughes, husband of Sharon Johnson (Sheri) Hughes passed away Monday November 28, 2016.

Mr. Hughes was born July 28, 1944 in Hemingway, SC, a son of the late Sarvis Cortez and Pattie Haselden Hughes.  Steve retired from Carolina Power and Light and was a minister in the United Methodist Church.  He served both Cades United Methodist and Cameron United Methodist churches from 1986 to 2007 and was presently serving Old Johnsonville United Methodist Church.  Steve loved the people of these churches and was thankful for their friendship.  In addition to his churches, Steve preached to the painters and repair people who came to his house, people he met on the street, and almost anybody else he came into contact with.

Steve enjoyed fishing with his children, his wife and neighbors, napping during the Sunday race, and a Pepsi Cola with a pack of crackers. Steve had an uplifting story, a joke, or a motivating anecdote for all occasions, and he was known rarely to repeat the same story twice. After moving to Surfside Beach, Steve doted on his 6th child, his puppy Daisy.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Sheri are his daughter, Kayce Halstead (Clay), of Mt. Pleasant, four sons Cory Hughes (Ginny),of Greenville, Joel Hughes (Allison),  Joshua Hughes, and Caleb Hughes, all of Columbia, five grandchildren, Henry, Elgin, Cohen, Holland, and Lena, sister Patricia Strong, of Arkansas, and his special neighbor and friend, Shannon Haunold.  He was preceded in death by his brother Cortez and sisters, Walton and Lula Ree.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Kingstree United Methodist Church, with a burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.  Steve’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Epworth Children’s Home at 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205 or to Old Johnsonville United Methodist Church c/o Joyce Phillips at 192 Newell Road, Hemingway, SC 29554.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Kingstree United Methodist Church

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28 Condolences

  1. Laurie Lynn A. Smith

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss of a very, very special man. Much love to each of you, during the coming days, weeks and beyond.

  2. Ken & Connie Halstead

    “Well done, good and faithful servant”…pretty sure those are the words Steve heard when he stepped through the gates of Glory. You all hurt deeply because you loved deeply. I pray for God’s peace to surround each of you with love and comfort. We are close if you need us…

  3. Maxine Tache

    I always looked forward to Sunday at 4:00 when Steve and I would call on new parishoners. I thoroughly enjoyed his prayers and will miss Steve dearly.

    I have many fond memories of Steve and will cherish them forever.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during your time of loss.

  4. Patti Eason

    Sorry for your families loss He was a very special person

  5. David McCutchen

    I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Steve’s passing! He truly was a special friend to me and will surely be missed by all who knew him. Now he and my beloved Shelby can share a few memories of our wonderful times together. God has a special angel in Heaven with him now! My love to the family. David McCutchen

  6. Teresa Evans graham

    We r praying for you!! Steve had a special place in my family’s heart he shared lots of special times with us!! He was a great Christian and he is reaping his benefits with God !

  7. Nathaniel and Sylvia Cumbie

    Keeping the Hughes family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Hank Watson

    Sheri and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead. A light has gone out in this world but shines brightly in Heaven. Although we are not able to be with you today, we will be present in spirit. May God bless you all with the comfort and joy of His Spirit and with the presence of family and friends who love you.
    Hank and Mary Frances Watson

  9. Bert and Del Hammond

    Sheri and family– Del and I were deeply saddened to learn that Steve had passed away. We were not aware of any problems with his health so this came as a shock to us as I am sure it did to you and others. You and your family have always had a very special place to us in the Johnson family circle. Del and I will not be able to attend the service but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Del had lower back surgery on August 30 and her recovery has kept her almost immobile due to the pain she is experiencing. She is undergoing therapy presently with a treatment on Thursday morning and a visit to the surgeon in the afternoon. I am still in the grasp of Crohn’s disease so neither of us take very kindly to traveling. Please know that we feel your loss and we all know that Steve is resting in a very special place. Bert & Del

  10. Len and Claire

    We are thinking of all of you with much love.

    Len B. and Claire (Watts) Gaskins

  11. Jenny Lynn Street Fogle

    I am so so sorry to hear about Steve . My family and I moved to Jennyville when I was 7 years old so I have known him for a very long time. We always loved Steve, h
    e was such a nice guy , always smiling ….Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers …Jenny Lynn Street Fogle

  12. James Duke

    Steve will always have a very special place in our family.
    James & Sharon Duke

  13. Carol Webb

    Oh Sheri- I did not know that Steve had been ill. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the family. If you ever need someone to talk to who has been through this recently please call me. Also I found journally my feelings, questions and events yo be helpful. Carol

  14. Dolores Murtha

    Tom and I are deeply saddened to here of Steve’s passing. He was a wonderful nrighbor and we will miss seeing him on his routine walks with Daisy! Thoughts and prayers for your family as you move forward during this difficult time.

  15. Judy ard

    Sorry for your loss may you find comfort in family and friends

  16. Amanda McKnight Christmas

    Kayce and family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. It is hard to say goodbye to a parent, I lost my mom a year ago today. I pray that God will bring you peace and comfort in the days to come. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Rev. Rowland Shuler

    I am so sorry to hear about Rev
    . Steve Hughes passing. Steve and I where in the Guards together . A good friend has gone home.

  18. Ben Curry

    Steve was a colleague in ministry, a friend, and related through my daughter marrying one of his sons, Joel. I always found him to be kind, interesting with stories, and loving of his family. His faith was abiding and strong. I have been blessed to know and love the Hughes family, especially Steve. May God’s Love surround you; may God’s Peace provide; and may God’s Strength enable you.

  19. Frank and Charlotte Jones

    Dear Sheri and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Steve. He was a great man of God. It was a true honor to know Steve and be considered his friend. Frank and I will cherish the memories of spending time with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Ray Collins

    So sorry to hear about Steve! Our thoughts and prayers are with you ! MayGod bless each of you! Ray & Vivian Collins

  21. Joi Stephenson

    Sweet Shari and Family, Sending our love and condolences to you on the passing of Steve. I pray that knowing he is in the presence of our Lord and Savior and someday we will see him again, that this will bring you comfort. I will cherish all the times I was able to spend with this Southern Gentleman who loved the Lord. May God wrap His loving arms around you and hold you close during this difficult time. Love and prayers, Joi Stephenson, Alexandria, Todd, Cruz, Carter

  22. Reveley and Greg Thomy

    Dear Sheri and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing! Everyone who knew him loved him! Please know that you are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers!

  23. Wayne AND Wanda Douglas

    Cheri and family. Steve was such a good Christian man. We are surely going to miss him and our hearts are broken here at
    Old Johnsonville. We pray that God will be with you and your family and we want you to know that we love you. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne and Wanda Douglas

  24. Serena Eaddy Dovell

    Sheri, my sincerest condolences to you, your children and their children. There have been so many wonderful words said today for Steve, and I know you and your family must be proud. I hope that each of you will find comfort in those words as well. I’m sorry I can’t be there with y’all as you celebrate his life. He certainly has made this world a better place by his ultimate faith in Christ. My thoughts and prayers are with you…Steve will definitely be missed.


  25. Bonnie

    Steve will be missed so much but I know he is happy and rejoicing in heaven.Sending prayers and love Sheri to you and family.

  26. Harriet and Irwin McIntosh

    Irwin and I send our thoughts and prayers in your loss. Steve always had that beautiful smile on his face and was a delight to see.

  27. Mincey

    While it is certainly sad to learn that you’re mourning the loss of your dear husband/father, it saddens our God even more. No doubt, you have fond memories which will surface at times. And because you do have memories, certainly shows that almighty God has memories as well. Therefore, with full confidence you can take comfort in knowing that he will forever end death and restore perfect life to all those in his memory (Revelation 21:3,4; John 5:28,29). Please accept my condolences at this most distressing time.

  28. Philip H Stoll, II

    Shari & family, I just yesterday learned of Steve’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. I expect it was as shocking as was the loss of my wife, Gayle, last March. Our comfort comes from the knowledge that they were dedicated Christians, and now reside in God’s heaven. May God bless all of your family.

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