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Colonel (Retired) William Henry Hughes MD touched many lives with his warm, friendly and outgoing personality through his practice of Urology and his service to mankind. William was the son of the late Deacon Howard and Iella D. Hughes, born on March 13th in Conway, SC, he entered into eternal rest on Monday July 6th 2020 at his home in Conway, SC. He is survived by his wife Donna A. Hughes and daughter, Ashley D. Hughes, brother Michael H. Hughes (Pamela), three sisters Onetta Deas (Norman), Mary E. Colbert (Raymond-deceased), Elizabeth Bellamy (Ted) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
William attended public schools in Conway, SC graduating from Whittemore High School. He graduated from South Carolina State University with a BS in Biology/Chemistry. Dr. Hughes earned his M.D. degree from Meharry Medical College in General Surgery. He completed his surgical residency at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan, a Pediatric/Urology residency at Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, New York. Urology/ Oncology residency at Roswell Park Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, New York and General Urology at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hughes was Chief of Urology at Moncrief Army Hospital, Fort Jackson, South Carolina before entering private practice in Columbia, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he was Chief of Urology at Meharry/Hubbard Hospital and Metro General Hospital as well as maintaining a private practice.
Colonel (Retired) William Henry Hughes MD was a board member of Health Care Partnership of Carolinas, Inc. and an active member of the NABVETS. As a military officer, he served as Chief of Urology and triage officer, 312th EVAC Hospital, Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm and received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.
William was a devoted member of St. Paul AME Church where he served proudly as a member of the usher board. He was also affiliated with The American Association of Clinical Urologist, Southeastern Section of AUA, American Urological Association, Fellow American College of Surgeons, National Medical Association, Society of Government Urologist, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and South Carolina State University Alumni Association.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to NABVETS, Chapter 0095, PO Box 746, Loris, SC 29569.