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ALMA LEE DYE HUGHES, who was born in Wirt County, West Virginia, 94 years ago, has joined her husband of 64 years, James Paul Hughes, in death. She passed on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Alma led an interesting life. She studied, after her boys were teens, to become an LPN and even served as the president of the nursing society. She along with her husband, Jim, were Scout Leaders who shepherded their two sons, Phillip and Douglas, to Eagle Scout level. Growing up in Wirt County, she had been educated by her dad, George Allen Dye, who served as sheriff, teacher and banker at different times. She won the prestigious title Lady of the Golden Horseshoe for her knowledge of West Virginia history. She is also the grandmother of five and great-grandmother of 10. She will be missed by her family including many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George A. and Elva Thorn Dye; as well as her husband, James P. Hughes; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Kelley, Mrs. Frankie Mefford, Mrs. Norma Harmon; and two brothers, Alvin Dye and Ralph Dye. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Minister Danny Evans. She will be laid to rest with her husband at the mausoleum in White Chapel Memorial Gardens of Barboursville. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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