Clifton Richard "Pete" Hughes
Clifton Richard "Pete" Hughes, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the age of 79. He was born on Saturday, July 27, 1940, in Pine, Louisiana.
Pete is a retired Captain of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department. He was currently working as a Deputy Marshal, for the 7th Ward Marshal's Office.
He was a true police officer, he lived the motto "To Protect and to Serve". In his career he helped countless people in his kind manner.
Pete is survived by his wife, Marie "Darlene" Effler Hughes; four sons, Mitchel and Clara Hughes, Michael and Tammy Hughes, Martin Hughes, and Adam Hughes; daughter & son-in-law, Angelina Story Legoria and John Legoria; brother, Jimmy Rester, sisters, Winnie LeBlanc, Elois Knight (Buddy), and Nora Coyne (Johnny); grandchildren, Brian (Melissa) and Jonathan Hughes, Brock and Lainey Legoria,; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Gage, Cadence, Spencer, Elliot and Amelia.
He was preceded in death by parents, Edward Hughes and Pearlie May Jenkins Hughes; brothers, Elvin and James Hughes; sisters, Catherine Knight and Johnnie Blount.
Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 10:00 am. until the Funeral Service begins at 1:00 pm. A Masonic Service will be held prior to the Funeral Service, beginning at 12:30 in the Funeral Home Chapel.
Following mandates by Governor Edwards, the Funeral Home will be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Please remember to practice social distancing and wear face masks. Thank you.
Interment will follow at Carter Cemetery in Springfield, Louisiana.