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1934 Mary 2022

Mary Lou Hughes

November 21, 1934 — September 26, 2022

Cleveland, TN

Cleveland, TN formerly of Canton - Mary Lou Campbell Ledbetter Hughes passed away at the age of 87 at the Brookdale Memory Care facility in Cleveland, TN on Monday September 26, 2022.

She was preceded by her first husband, Charles Robert Ledbetter, May 1990, and second husband, Garrett Junior Hughes, February 2006, her parents, Albert and Florence Campbell and three brothers and three sisters.

Mary Lou is survived by one sister, Evelyn Moody of Clyde, NC along with her son Steve (Beverly) Ledbetter, Cleveland, TN; daughter Kathy Ledbetter Smith, Covington, GA, five grandchildren, Paul Robert Ledbetter, Jennifer (Brian) Ramsey, Gina (Evan) Rhinehart, Derek Smith, and Shawn Patrick (Sayward) Smith and five great grandchildren.

Mary Lou lived in Canton, NC most of her life and was a member of Springhill Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.  She worked as a dental assistant for over 30 years.  After moving to Cleveland in 2006 she enjoyed reading, traveling, dancing and spending time with her Ocoee Trace neighbors, Angie Clayton and Nancy Guinn.  She especially loved to decorate at Christmas displaying over 100 Santa figurines along with a tree of only white ornaments.  The Brookdale Memory Care and Hearth Hospice staffs were exceptional in taking care of her. A special thank you to Deb, Cassandra, Rachel, and Christy.

A graveside service for the family will be held at Springhill Baptist Church later to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that any donations be made to Springhill Baptist Church, 1918 Murray Road, Canton, NC  28716 or Alzheimer’s foundation of your choice.

The care of Mrs. Hughes has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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