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Betty Lou Vaught Cox Hughes: Loris

1939 – 2021

     Betty Lou Vaught Cox Hughes of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at McLeod Seacoast hospital following an illness. She was 82.

     Born Aug. 12, 1939 in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Elbert Vaught, Sr. and the late Myrtie Vivian Cox Vaught. Mrs. Betty owned and operated Big E’s Seafood and BBQ with her husband for more than 30 years, was of the Baptist faith, and will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

     Survivors include her daughter and granddaughter, Robin Cox Simmons and Amanda Dale Simmons, both of Woodbury, Tennessee; three loving brothers, Jimmy W. Vaught and wife JoAnn, Dewey E. “Buddy” Vaught, Jr. and wife Diane of Loris, and Joseph Wendell Vaught and wife Sharon of Longs; special friend Ray Lee of Little River; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hughes was predeceased by her first husband, Herbert Cox; her second husband, Everette “Big E.” George Hughes; her son, Ricky Dale Cox; and her sister, Vivian Grainger.

     Graveside services were planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Mt. Leon Cemetery with Rev. Mack Hutson and Rev. Jimmy Floyd officiating.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the services at the cemetery.

     Those who wish may make memorials to HERO Place GSF Ministries, 4473 Duford Road, Nichols, SC 29581.

     A guest register is available here.