Carl Dean Hughes, 83, of Norris City passed away at 1:04 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Heart to Heart Hospice in Evansville, IN. He was born in Norris City, IL on February 7, 1939, the son of Marion Parker Hall Hughes and Lillian Marie (Bryant) Hughes. Dean graduated from Norris City High School and went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He was a long time educator retiring in 2000 after teaching at Lincoln School and Carmi-White County High School and later at SIU Job Corp. He also served as a Congressional Aid to David Phelps, and pastored at various General Baptist Churches around Southeastern Illinois.
Dean was a member of Powell General Baptist Church in Norris City, the National Education Association, Illinois Education Association, Illinois Retired Teachers Association where he served on the Insurance and Benefits Committee, White County Retired Teachers Association, White County Historical Society, Phi Delta Kappa, the SIU Alumni Association and the Historic Elsah Association.
Surviving Dean are a sister, Coradella (Jared) Baker of Newburgh, IN; a brother, Leon Hughes of Athens, OH; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Hughes of Norris City and Cindy Hughes of Harrisburg, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bernard, Harold and Paul Hughes.
Funeral Services for Carl Dean Hughes, 83, of Norris City will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2023 at Campbell Funeral Home In Norris City. Burial will follow in Powell Cemetery in Norris City. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Memorial contributions may be made in Dean's memory to Powell General Baptist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City who is in charge of arrangements.