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“Maggie was a friend. I've known her most of my life. I worked with her at Burke Yarns and saw and talked with her since. She was an inspiration....Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy McCoury

“Maggie was simply the best! She was such a lovely lady with a kind heart who would help out anyway possible. I met her at Bodyworks and always adored...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Anne Coffey

“Im so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with in this time of sorrow. I loved maggie she was a wonderful woman. She taught me alot. She was a...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Gail Phillips

“I loved that woman.. it was never a dull moment with her.. I will miss her dearly. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Bonilla - Morganton, NC

“Maggie & I grew so close in such a short time! Her and I would sit and play mahjong and just spend time together, when the lockdown began. I will...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Heather Cline

“Maggie was one of my babies at college pines. I am a CNA and I loved her as she was my own family. Her smile warmed my heart and she always knew I...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jordan Winters


Margaret (Maggie) Simmons Hughes died November 17, 2020 due to Covid-19 at College Pines Health and Rehabilitation.

Maggie was born on May 8, 1939 and is preceded in death by her parents Ransom Simmons and Ruby Haynes Simmons of Old Fort. Maggie retired from Burke Mills of Valdese in 2008 after 30 years as the Vice President of Human Resources. Maggie loved working with people and never met a stranger. In 2000 Maggie was nominated for Women of the Year for Burke County by the Morganton Business and Professional Women's organization. Maggie is a member of Waldensian Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed travel, knitting, playing Mahjong and spending time with her family.

Maggie leaves behind her children: Toni Hughes Bailey and husband Mike of Fletcher, Marina Hensley Collins and husband Robbie of Connelly Springs, Cindy Hughes Hile and husband Clay of Black Mountain and Matthew Garrison Hughes of Black Mountain. She was preceded in death by her son Johnny J Hughes Jr.

In addition Maggie leaves behind her amazing grandchildren: Ryan Hughes, Stephanie Bowen, Terry Hensley, Jaime Hensley, Meagan Robles, Bre Price, Alec Hile, Eli Hile, Isabella Hile, Dalton Hughes and is preceded in death by Danielle Collins: Maggie also has 11 great grandchildren that she loved dearly and knew her as Granny.

Due to Covid our celebration of her life will take place outdoors at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 1 pm, Saturday November 21, 2020. The service will be officiated by Rev Dr. Kevin Frederick, her minister and longtime family friend.

We may not see her with our eyes, but we will always feel her in our heart.

Memorials may be made to the Waldensian Presbyterian Church, Food Pantry 109 Main St. E
Valdese, NC 28690.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservice.com

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