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Robert Paul Hughes III

September 22, 1959 - December 6, 2012
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On December 6, 2012, Robert Paul Hughes, III, 53, lost his long battle with brain cancer. He quietly passed from this life in his home, comforted by his family with help from Hospice. He was born September 22, 1959, in Baltimore, MD to Dr. Robert and Mary Jo Hughes. He is survived by his parents and three bothers, Joe Hughes, John Hughes, and David Hughes and wife Shana; three nephews, Austin Hughes, Dalton Thomas and Logan Thomas, all of Fort Smith. He was a graduate of Northside High School, attended Tulane University, received his BA and Law degree from the University of Arkansas. Paul practiced law as a Public Defender for...
On December 6, 2012, Robert Paul Hughes, III, 53, lost his long battle with brain cancer. He quietly passed from this life in his home, comforted by his family with help from Hospice. He was born September 22, 1959, in Baltimore, MD to Dr. Robert and Mary Jo Hughes. He is survived by his parents and three bothers, Joe Hughes, John Hughes, and David Hughes and wife Shana; three nephews, Austin Hughes, Dalton Thomas and Logan Thomas, all of Fort Smith.

He was a graduate of Northside High School, attended Tulane University, received his BA and Law degree from the University of Arkansas.

Paul practiced law as a Public Defender for Sebastian County. When not working on a case, he enjoyed shooting, hunting, scale model building, cars, and 4-wheeling his FJ40.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 10, 2012 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Armour of Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Paul was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.
Visitation is Sunday, December 9, 2012, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be his brothers, Lee Watson, Jim Marschewski, and Tom Kemper. Honorary pallbearers will be James Pierce and John Joplin.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to: Faith United Methodist Church, 2901 Massard Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72903. Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006, The Second Amendment Foundation, James Madison Building, 12500 N. E. Tenth Place, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

"As Lee said , Paul was a good friend to many of us,and I was also privileged to be his friend.He enjoyed life,embraced our profession with compassion and..." Tom Kemper (St. Louis, MO)

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