Louis Hughes (son of Miss Laura) Merrillville, IN

Hughes, Louis E. Merrillville, IN. Louis E. Hughes peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Louis leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and loving wife, Hazel; sons, Jeffrey Louis Hughes and Laurence (Angela) Hughes; daughter, Maria Jones; grandchildren, Chelsea, Dominique, Mya, Zoe, Geoffrey and Garrett; sister, Venetia Williams; brother, Calvin (Linda) Hughes; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers.

Louis was a 1946 graduate of Roosevelt High School and was a scholarship recipient to Moorehouse College attending until he was drafted in 1951. Upon his honorable discharge, Louis went on to receive many degrees, among them are a BS and MS degrees from IU Bloomington, an MS degree from University of Chicago, and studied for his PhD at Cambridge University, England.

He served as a teacher, counselor and administrator at 5 Gary schools until 1972 when he went on to serve as principal for the American Schools for the armed forces in Europe for over 22 years. Louis was a life long member of First Baptist Church and a member of Kappa Alpha PSI, Gary Alumni Chapter.

He enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and especially walking his dogs. Louis was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be truly missed by all whose lives he touched.

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