Deborah Ann Hughes, 62, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022, at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio. Deborah was born December 5, 1959, in Quantico, VA to Shirley Ernst Batdorf and the late Robert Batdorf. Deborah was an avid animal lover, who would rescue or help any animal no matter the species.
She has been involved in dog obedience, K-9 training, breeding, dog shows, and horses. She owned many animals throughout her life including dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, goats, guinea pigs, and her beloved groundhog, Jac. Deborah devoted her life to caring for her husband, children, and grandchildren. They were her life’s joy. She especially loved cooking for her family as she was known to some of her grandkids as “cookie mamaw.”
In addition to her father, Deborah was preceded in death by a grandson, Sean Wellman; a sister-in-law, Diana Batdorf, and her beloved family dog, Eddie.
Deborah is survived by her mother, Shirley Ernst Batdorf; her husband, Greg Hughes, whom she married April 20, 1985, in Wheelersburg, Ohio; her daughters, Marianne (Mike) Boone, Rebecca (Shawn) Ginn, and Brittain (Tyler) Morgan; grandchildren, Gabby, Alyssa, Sydney, Lyla, Lincoln, and Cooper; sisters, Kathy, Cindi, Laura and Ruth, and her dogs, Theo, Bucky and Pete.
Services for Deborah will be 1:00 pm Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg. The interment will be in Haverhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 am until the 1:00 PM service time. Condolences to the family may be made at www.harrison-pyles.com.