Eleanor Russell Hughes, age 74, of Keysville, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Russell, Sr. and Anna Covington Russell; two brothers, Harold Russell and Clarence Russell.

Eleanor is survived by her husband of fifty-three years, Julian “Pete” Hughes, Jr.; her daughter, Wendy Hughes Scruggs; her son, Brian K. Hughes and his wife, Gretchen; four grandchildren, Mary A. Scruggs, Holden B. Hughes, Harrison K. Hughes, and Hadley A. Coffey; two brothers, Charlie Russell, Jr., and his wife, Anita, Roy Russell and his wife, Shirley; one sister, Shirley Hopkins.

Eleanor was a devoted wife of fifty-three years, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed life and she was devoted to her community and to the people of her community.  Eleanor will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2023, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 29, 2023, from 1 to 2 p.m.  Interment will follow in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Tri-county Community Action Agency, P O Box 799, South Boston, VA 24592.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Miracle Hopkins

    27 September 2023 10 months ago

    We will miss Eleanor & pray that the Holy Spirit comfort Pete, Wendy & Brian & family.
    Steve & Hope Hopkins

  2. Angie Overstreet

    27 September 2023 10 months ago

    I have been Eleanor’s neighbor for 25 years. She was one of the hardest working, kind, most special persons I have ever met. I will miss seeing her in the yard and garden throwing up that hand and that very special grin. Truly one of a kind. Love and comfort to Pete, Brian and Wendy.

  3. John Henry and Janice Noblin

    27 September 2023 10 months ago

    Brian and family i’m so sorry to her of the passing of your mother may God comfort you your sister and your dad during this difficult time

  4. Judy Childress

    28 September 2023 10 months ago

    Dear Brian & Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very sweet and nice lady. I worked with her for years at Bailey’s. She was a good cook, she would make me a pie for my birthday when we worked at Bailey’s. My thoughts and prayer’s are with you all.
    Judy Childress

  5. Ned and Marsha Ryan

    29 September 2023 10 months ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. God bless and comfort you today and in the days to come.

  6. Clara Elder

    29 September 2023 10 months ago

    So sorry for your loss, such a sweet lady and be greatly missed by family and friends.

  7. Nelson and Vicki Cardwell

    29 September 2023 10 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss. I didn’t even hear about her passing until this evening. She was always a nice person and had a great smile. Prayers for her family and friends.

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