Bill Hughes


Bill Hughes, a lifelong resident of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at the age of 83.

The loss has left a hole in the hearts of those privileged enough to be called his family or friend. Bill enjoyed farming, raising cattle and gardening. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School. Bill retired after 41 years of employment at Bowater. He was a member of Council Baptist Church and served as a deacon for several years.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Grace Hughes; parents, H.L. Hughes Sr. and Ruth Hambright; and two brothers, H.L. Hughes Jr. and Bob Hughes.

Bill leaves behind a family that loved him beyond measure. Survivors include three daughters, Faye Campbell, Mae (Jeff) Spence and Kaye (Rusty) Powell; grandchildren, Jeremy (Carrie) Rominger, Justin (Brandie) Rominger, Heidi (John) Robella, Logan Spence and Kaitlyn Spence; great-grandchildren, Kyndahl Rominger, Emily (Kyle) Pindar, Cooper Rominger, Fiona Robella, Quinn Robella and Aria Robella; great-great-grandchild, Taylynn Pindar; two sisters, Jo Lyle and Alice Miller; nephews, H.L. Hughes III, Dewey Hughes, Doug Hughes and Billy Lyle; nieces, Alisa Miller and Bobbie Jo Henry; and many cousins, great-nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Philippi Baptist Church. The service will be held at 2 p.m., followed by an interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Officiating the service will be Joe Hatcher and Sammy Hooker.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Rominger, Justin Rominger, Logan Spence, Shane Hughes, Mason Hughes and Billy Lyle. Honorary pallbearers include Gary McAlister, Glenn McAlister, Dean McAlister and Larry Stevenson.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Bill or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at

Companion Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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