Paula Nell Hughes

June 05, 2019

Funeral services for Paula Nell Hughes, 70, of Shepherd, will be Sunday, June 9, at 3 PM at the O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home in Alto. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hughes passed away Sunday, June 2, in Rusk. She was born April 24, 1949, in Jacksonville, to Clyde C. Vaughn and Cora Pauline Sutton Vaughn.

She had lived in Rusk for the last 20 years and had also lived in the Houston area and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area when she was teaching. Paula had taught at Jacksonville, Tyler, Katy, Rosenburg, Birdville, Rusk and Lafeyette, La., public schools and had been a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Rusk.

She had also volunteered at the museum in Rusk as well as the Cherokee County Republican party where she served as a precinct chairperson. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Randy; and sons, Joe and John.

She is survived by brothers, Jim Vaughn of Elkhart, William Vaughn of Rusk and Daniel Vaughn of Rusk; sisters, Linda McPike of North Richland Hills and Laura Devendorf (Larry) of Grapevine; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Peanut.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.