August 27, 1939 Petersburg Observer
Found John Hughes 72, Dead in Bed at Sweetwater.
John Thomas Hughes, 72 year old retired farmer of Sweetwater was found dead in bed at the home of his daughter Mrs. Pearl Spurlock, with whom he made his home. He had been in ill health for some time. A heart attack was thought to be the immediate cause of his death.
Three children survive, Mrs. Spurlock; Mrs. Helen Hoffman and Bryan Hughes of near Sweetwater, five grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and two brothers Mike of Greenview and Moses who lives in Kansas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. at the residence. Burial will be in Sugar Grove cemetery.