Sue Hughes, a familiar face at J.C Cooks and the Veterans of Foreign Wars for about 20 years was recently diagnosed with cancer that has spread quickly after a knee replacement. That surgery led to the discovery of cancer in her spleen, pancreas, and stomach. Despite her diagnosis, friends and family say she still has that bubbly personality they wish to celebrate her life with a “Remembering You Always” benefit on July 27 at the General Store located at 1113 North Fourth Street in her honor to help raise money that she needs for her medical care.
Hughes, who has Stage 4 cancer, was given 9 months on this earth, three of which that have been spent going back and forth for chemo therapy.
“Sue would love to spend time with all of her friend's. Mose Taylor and Band will be playing and memories are expected to overflow the hearts of many that have known Sue. There will be a required donation that will be asked for at the door and prayers are always needed,” commented Hughes' daughter Zola Tyler on Facebook.
Tyler reports that her mother wishes to celebrate the life she knows now in her final stages of cancer and enjoy a little bit happiness with her many friends and loved ones.
General Store Owner David Vickers has been so gracious and will be donating 20 percent of his profit as well as all proceeds that will go to her needed care.
“Celebrating her life is the one thing that we know we can do for her. It's going to be difficult surviving without her so we wish to show her how much she means to us now,” added Tyler.