Dianna Kay Hughes August 7, 1949 - February 17, 2019

Dianna Kay Hughes, 69 of Mills River passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2019 at Mission Hospital. She was the daughter of Richard Allen Hughes and the late Georgene Ruth Jayne Hughes.

Dianna was born in Paintsville, KY and resided in Michigan and Florida before moving to North Carolina.

She had a gracious and loving heart for everyone she met.

In addition to her father she is survived by her sister, Connie Hughes-Papsidero and husband John of Florida; her nephew and niece, Brandon and Lehia; and many cousins.

Dianna will also be greatly missed by her wonderful, supportive neighbors, close friend Teresa Sheffield, and special family friend Ernest Taylor, now owner of her beloved dog Duke.   

No services are planned at this time.

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  1. Terrie Sheffield says

    How do i say goodbye? We have been together for 36 years its not easy letting that go. We were 1st friends in Florida in 1982 and stayed together. You were my best friend & sister from another mother! So many memories how could i pick just a few? Remember when the door broke on my mustang & we had to climb through the windows like dukes of hazard? All our trips to taco bell? my wedding when you stood with me? As my family grew & my children came…how you loved them. Although you were not married long we were together on your special day. You were the most thoughtful, loving & generous person. You brought happiness to anyone you touch. You will always be in my, my thoughts and memories. I love you Di, until we meet again I’ll end with I’ll see you one day again.