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December 21, 2012

Sabra Louise (Rutherford) Hughey


When Sabra was diagnosed with cancer, she made the difficult decision to leave her community for the care and comfort that she could receive at the residence of her daughter in Oneonta. Since August, she has made her home there, although her heart always remained firmly ensconced in the Sprott and Ephesus communities. Messages of love came to Sabra daily from her family and friends all around the country, proving that time and distance can never dim the light of a vibrant soul. The thoughts and prayers and love eased this final leg of the journey in countless ways.

Sabra is survived by her son, John Allen Hughey Jr., daughter-in-law, Janet (Vignes) Hughey and grandchildren, Sarah (Hughey) Maples and John Allen Hughey III; her daughter, Cathyrn (Hughey) James; daughter-in-law, Patricia Knuth; honorary granddaughter, Heather Nemitz; and honorary great-grandson, Rylie Nemitz; her sisters, Addie Warren (George), Ann Wright (Carl) and Emilie Pearson; her brother, William Rutherford (JoAnn); a special sister-in-law, Annie B. Huey; numerous devoted nieces and nephews; and so very many close friends and church family in Sprott.

Funeral services will take place in Alabama at a later date.

Memorial donations in Sebra’s name may be made to The Arc Otsego, P.O. Box 490, Oneonta, NY 13820 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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