Jesse Hughes


Jesse Hughes, 79, of Cleveland, departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at his residence.

Born on Nov. 1, 1942, in Tellico Plains to the late Lee and Louise Ann Ramsey Hughes, he lived a majority of his life in Bradley County and served as a constable of Bradley County.

He loved working with people and helping out wherever he was needed. He also worked for Lemons Tile Company for 15 years before starting his 33-year career in law enforcement helping many people.

One of the particular posts he was very proud of was helping stand guard for President Reagan when he visited Athens in 1985.

He loved working outside growing his flowers, and loved being together with all his family and good friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Robert and Charles Hughes; and sister, Margaret Truelove.

Left behind to cherish Jesse’s memory are his loving wife, Sharon Hughes; children: Charles Alan Hughes and Sandra Lynn Brewer; grandsons: Josh David Brewer (Maria) and Jody Alan Hughes; great-grandchildren: Alaya, Jayden and Landon; brother, Billy Hughes; sister, Shirley Kolhouse; as well as, several extended family and a host of friends.

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Jesse Hughes will be held at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 12, 2022, at Hughes Cemetery, with Sammy Hughes officiating.

There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.



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