Dr. E.M. "Mack" Hughes PDF Print E-mail

Everett McQuerns Hughes, M.D., 79, of Newberry, widower of Marjean Davis Hughes, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his residence.

Born on January 31, 1935, in Union County, he was a son of the late Everett Holmes and Jean Sanders Hughes.

He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from the Union County School System and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He earned his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. After returning from military service, he entered Family Practice of Medicine in West Columbia for several years. He returned to MUSC for a Residency in Radiology. After completing his Residency, he came to Newberry to practice. He was the first full-time Radiologist at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. He was Chairman of Radiology Department for many years and held many medical staff positions, including Chief of Staff.

After his retirement, Dr. Hughes served on the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Board, two years as Chairman. He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at the U.S.C. School of Medicine in Columbia, and an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Piedmont Technical College. He was a Diplomat of The American College of Radiology. He was a member of the Newberry County Medical Society, the S.C. Medical Association, the S.C. Radiological Society, and a member of the Southern Medical Society.

Dr. Hughes was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newberry. He was an ordained Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a former Rotarian and a former Chairman of the American Cancer Society.

He was an avid horseman and showed horses in his younger years. As he approached retirement, he developed an interest in miniature horses and started Marmack Ranch for breeding and raising miniatures. He was a founding member of Dixieland Miniature Horse Society. He was a member of American Miniature Horse Association and American Miniature Horse Registry.

In 2007, he earned licensure as an Auctioneer. He enjoyed woodworking as he crafted beautiful furniture and other gifts for family and friends. He loved making Christmas special for his kids. His favorite Muppet was Gonzo. He was the best father a son or daughter could ever have.

He is survived by daughters; Margaret Jean (Marcus) Delgato of Tampa, FL, and Mary Legare (Dawson) Cherry of Mt. Pleasant; a son, Michael Sanders (Nikki) Hughes; a grandson, Jack Everett Hughes; and a dear friend, Dawn Catalano.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, August 1, 2014 at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1020 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108, Enoree Baptist Church, 14080 US Highway 176, Pomaria, SC 29126, the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 497, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the American Cancer Society, C/O Jennifer Rogers, 303 West Alexander, Suite 1, Greenwood, SC 29646.

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#38 Debbie Littlejohn 2014-09-09 16:42
I had your dad on my mind today and just out about his passing. I am shocked. I remember how he was there the morning my dad passed away, I remember the lab and radiology departments being so close. He will be missed by many. Please take comfort in knowing that even when you think you might be the only one that misses him there are others of us that miss him as well.
#37 Katharine Anderson-D 2014-09-01 13:37
Dear Meg, Molly, and Michael, you and your families are in my thoughts, and if there is something I can do to help, please let me know.

I did not know him well, but I always liked your father. I don't know how long it would've been before I realized miniature horses existed if it weren't for him. He was a kind and intelligent man, and my parents always spoke very highly of yours -- Marjean gave them one of the greatest gifts in telling them to have their garden now, and not to wait. They took her advice, and thanked her many times in the years after for her wisdom and guidance.

Sincerest sympathies to all of you during this very difficult time.

Katharine (Kate) Anderson-Davila
#36 Leanne Griffith 2014-08-16 15:22
I did not hear that Mac had passed away until today. Molly, Michael, and Meg, I thought the world of your Daddy. Your Mom and the three of you were so lucky to have him as a part of your lives. I do not know how long he battled cancer. I know that he is in Heaven. I know that he was a blessing to so many people. Love always, Leanne Griffith
#35 bill lewis 2014-08-07 13:18
Dear Family
I worked for your Mom and Dad.They were both wonderful people. I did the landscaping around the family home.After your mother died your Dad would sometime stop at the nursery in Whitmire.I last visited with your
Dad in the hospital.He was such a great person.I to have lost a loved one,my son,Andy.Your Dad was there for me.May god be with you. Bill and Beth lewis
#34 Faye G. Jennings 2014-08-02 23:55
Our connection to Dr. Mack, Marjean and the Hughes children began in 1974 when our late mother,(Mrs. Ethel L. Glasgow) was their employee. And out of an employer/employee relationship came a friendship/kinship built on trust, mutual respect and love that will continue for many years into the future. I will always remember how Dr. Mack loved and cared for Marjean in her last years. I visited whenever I came home and called her often from Germany, California, and finally from our home in Virginia. When Marjean was resting Mack and I would talk. A true gentleman who all girls wanted for their Dad as well as a model for the type of guy she wants to marry. Quiet, strong, intelligent, and compassionate are but a few words to describe Dr. Mack Hughes but most of all he was kind and willing to give of himself to those in need. Our personal earthly lost is Heaven's gain. To Molly, Meg, and Michael we are sad because of your tremendous lost but I find peace in knowing your Dad is in Heaven holding your Mom safely in his arms again and my Mom is there smiling at them as she had in the past.

Very Respectfully and with love,

Faye Glasgow Jennings
#33 Joy Willm Collins 2014-08-02 09:56
So sorry to hear of Dr Mac's passing. Your dad and Marjean
We're so nice to me my time in Newbury
Joy(Mrs.Arthur Collins)
#32 Carole Murray 2014-07-31 17:40
Meg, Mike and Molly (and families)... our sincere sympathy during this time for you all, and our thoughts and prayers with you all, too. Carole (Riser), Glenn, Chase and Will Murray
#31 Billy & Edith Morris 2014-07-31 12:38
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mack. He was a good friend and we truly enjoyed doing his automotive work when we operated Morris Garage. We also enjoyed riding horses with him and talking horses after he stopped riding. He and your Mom were the nicest of folks. May your sweet memories carry you through your grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
#30 Holly Hendrix Myers 2014-07-30 18:39
So very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers!
#29 Joan Edwards Johnson 2014-07-30 16:37
To Mack's Family: I was a classmate to Mack from the elementary school until graduation). I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a fine person, and attended many of our class reunions over the years, along with your Mother. We shall all miss him. You are all in our prayers. Blessings, Joan Greene Edwards Johnson, Spartanburg, SC
#28 Allison HunterCarter 2014-07-30 15:22
Meg, Molly & Mike,
So sorry to hear about your father. I send you warm thoughts and prayers.
Deepest Sympathy,
#27 Jeff Brooker, MD 2014-07-30 14:30
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dear family of Mack and to Dawn:

Rhoda and I extend heart-felt condolences at this time of Mack's death. I had forgotten Mack graduated from GaTech. He was truly a multi-talented individual.

This anonymous quote comes to mind in recalling Mack and his life.
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
and this:
“Have a safe journey.” ~ Rod Carew
to Michelle Carew, youngest daughter who died 4/96.
#26 Joan Bowen Perry 2014-07-30 14:19
I am so sorry for your loss, My prayers are for you during this difficult time.
#25 Carolyn Partridge 2014-07-30 14:03
So sorry for the loss of such a fine man. I remember fondly his showing my children the miniature horses. May you all find peace knowing you are in so many prayers.
#24 Diane Metts 2014-07-30 12:44
Meg, Molly & Mike: Know that our thoughts & prayers are with you. God has called your dad home and what a wonderful place it is. I know that Leon is showing your dad all around heaven. I remember so fondly, your dad, Harry Harmon & Leon at the little red brick hospital on Hunt St. Many memories were born there and lifelong friendships formed. Your dad was a very special person, not only in the medical field, but in simple everyday life. He will be missed by all who knew him. He will always be a part of your heart and soul. Treasure your memories and let them guide you with laughter, not tears. May God comfort you in the coming days and know that Steve & I have each of you in our prayers.
#23 Jackie Bowers 2014-07-30 12:15
Mike and Family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that we are keeping you close in thought and prayer.
Tommy and Jackie Bowers
#22 Susi McWilliams 2014-07-30 10:41
I was so sorry to learn of your father's death! Robert and I are thinking of you and Dawson and your brother and sisters at this most difficult time.
#21 Jan and Jim Redden 2014-07-30 09:16
Mike, Nikki and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of your father/father-in-law. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Jim and Jan Redden
#20 Ron Dillingham 2014-07-30 07:50
Dianne and I wish to express our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Dianne Dillingham
#19 Rhonda Johnson 2014-07-30 07:24
Our family, as well as community,will definitely miss the "words of wisdom" from your father. Every time I gaze at a hummingbird or miniature horse or donkey, I think of your Dad and our discussions and walks around his farm. We have two of "his miniatures", Dolly and Jack; and fond memories of our former stallion, whom we respectfully named "Doc". We will continue to pray for each of you.
Love and prayers.
Jamie, Rhonda, Tyler & Sam Johnson
#18 Pam DeHart 2014-07-30 06:37
We lift you up in prayers and love. Dr. Hughes will be dearly missed. Love to you all.
Pam DeHart
Lousie Lindler
#17 Bob England 2014-07-29 20:50
I knew Mack as a dear friend and fellow student thru Med School and Internship. Our young daughter, Kelly,knew him as"uncle Mack". A great man who gave so much to so many
#16 David&Cathy Jenkins 2014-07-29 20:47
David and I send our love and prayers to all of you. It was a blessing to have known Mac.
#15 Debbie Shealy 2014-07-29 20:21
A wonderful tribute for a wonderful man. Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. Love and sympathy to you and your family.
#14 Sheriff Lee Foster 2014-07-29 19:06
On behalf of our family we offer you sympathy and love on the passing of Dr. Hughes. I considered Dr. Hughes a good friend. As Sheriff, some of my fondest memories was being "schooled" by Dr. Hughes and his friends at the old coffee club at McDonald's. Our community is a much better place because of him. We lift you up in prayer and know that he has reached a wonderful place that he so well deserves. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#13 Todd & Vivian Dipner 2014-07-29 18:35
Viv and I are sorry for the loss of Dr "H" as I would call him. We have many fond memories and you & family are deeply in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
#12 Joe Godfrey 2014-07-29 17:37
Mack and I became friends in medical school and later interned together. He was a top notch, compassionate physician and I could not ask for a better friend. I will miss him. Joe Godfrey
#11 Dr. Jim McHone 2014-07-29 17:11
To Dr. Hughes family and friends,
When your work is done, your course on earth is run, may it be said "well done", be though at peace. God's speed Dr. Hughes.
Jim McHone, Elgin, SC
#10 Margaret HeberLong 2014-07-29 17:03
.We are so very saddened over the passing of Mac. Mac was indeed very special to the entire Long family. He and Marjean raised 3 fine children. We are praying for comfort for all of you. We love all of you so very much. Heber and Margaret Long
#9 Judy Bailey 2014-07-29 16:42
Extending our sympathy in the loss of your Dad. Keeping you in thought and prayer.
Judy & Mac Bailey
#8 Jim and Patsy Parks 2014-07-29 15:50
Mack was such a kind, southern gentleman who always had a warm smile for everyone he met. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God wrap His arms of love, peace and comfort around you in the coming days.
#7 Tara Madray Price 2014-07-29 15:15
Meg,Molly & Mike my thoughts and prayers are with each you. Daddy always thought the world of Dr.Hughes and would do anything for him & remained in touch with him after your dad retired. He was a wonderful man and always greeted me with a hug.

All of you have so much of your dad in you that he will never be far away.
#6 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2014-07-29 15:08
Mac was a wonderful person, always kind and pleasant. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time.
#5 The Clarys 2014-07-29 14:00
Your father was a great man and will truly be missed. We have such fond memories of our times with him and his love for horses. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Mack and Susan
#4 Anna Marie Berley 2014-07-29 13:25
My deepest sympathy in your loss. I know he is happily reunited now with Mrs. Marjean.

Anna Marie Nicosia Berley
#3 Mary Ellen Sligh 2014-07-29 11:26
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you.

God bless!
Ms. Sligh
#2 Beth Folk 2014-07-29 11:23
We are so sorry to hear about Mac. We enjoyed all of the many horse rides with him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jimmy & Beth Folk
#1 Wilson Senn 2014-07-29 10:24
Dr. Hughes was always such a pleasant person to have sitting close to me at the Newberry High home basketball games, where we always exchanged pleasantries before the game and talked during the half for a minute or two.
It's comforting to know that he got to see Mike win a state championship and to see his ring.
I extend my sympathy to Mike, Molly, Meg and the rest of the Hughes family and friends at this time.