After a short and hard-fought battle with cancer, Lincoln Robert Hughes, 45, Nevada, went to be with the Lord on Christmas morning surrounded by his loved ones at his family farm. Lincoln was born Dec. 18, 1977, in Nevada to Robert Lee Hughes and Sue Ellen Curry Hughes.

Lincoln was raised in the Milo area and graduated from Nevada High School in the Class of 1996. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a farmer like his father and his grandfather. Lincoln and his father operated Hughes Family Farms which has operations in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. He was featured in Fortune 500 magazine as a young leader in agriculture and was a part of the documentary depicting the life of an American Farmer called “Against the Grain.”

Lincoln had a great respect for nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with family and friends. There were lots of stories told and memories made about the deer camp, quail hunts & Lake of the Ozark’s boy’s weekends.

Lincoln had a huge heart and was always happy to help others and supported many organizations in the region including the Vernon County Youth Fair, Vernon County Cancer Relief and The Children’s Center. When asked for help, it was common for him to simply say “how much do you need?”

Lincoln loved his family, with the union of his marriage to Trinnade Yount Hughes, they had three sons, Cody Maeson, Caleb Robert and Cael Lincoln Hughes all of Nevada.

He is survived by two granddaughters, Hadley Mae and Hallie Jo Hughes of Nevada. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Lara Hughes (Kit Davidson), and children Trenton, Catherine and Landon Johnson of Milo, Stephanie Johnson Lilley, Columbia, Chad Johnson, DC, Cassville, and Kiley Davidson, Gravette, AR; Nancy Hughes, Lamar, Janet Hughes, Nevada, David (Sibyl) Curry, Celina, TX, Don Curry, Nevada, Ronda Curry (Don Donnelley) Colchester, VT, and Cathy (Dan) Post, Edmond, OK and host of cousins, family and friends.

The family at this time wants to recognize the friendships and all the help they gave Lincoln during this journey in fighting cancer…Trinnade, Jacob Faibian, Ashley White and Jessica Medley.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Jeanell Hughes, and Leonard and Nancy Curry; uncles, Raymond, Leroy and Ron Hughes and aunt, Gillian Curry.

Services were held Thursday, Dec. 29, at First Baptist Church in Nevada with Mike Gage officiating. Burial was at Milo Cemetery with Rev. David Curry officiating. After the services, the family heold a Celebration of Life at Elks Bingo Hall where family will receive friends and family for an afternoon of fellowship and dinner.

Memorials are suggested in Lincoln’s name to the Vernon County Youth Fair, Vernon County Cancer Relief or Children’s Center in care of Ferry Funeral Home Nevada.

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