Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.
James Read Hughes
(Second son of Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.)
(He was named after Jesus' disciple James, and after his grandfather, Rev. J. Leighton Read).

Rev. J. Leighton Read
Joseph Hughes with portrait of his brother Jim at the Virginia State Police 2014 Police Officers'
Memorial Service.
The portrait was painted by
Donald Edward Poore.
Joseph Hughes with Colonel W.S. Flaherty,
Superintendent of Virginia State Police

Joseph Hughes with the Governor of Virginia,
the Honorable Terry McAuliffe,
Special Guest Speaker at the
Memorial Service

Joe with Trooper Rolando Curiel, Area 9
Honor Guard at Jim's portrait
Honor Guard at Jim's portrait
Jim's basic class: he is third from right, top row
Joe at first unveiling of Jim's portrait.
Some who attended the unveiling of Jim's portrait: in first row, L to R: Louise Curling, Mrs. Rosa Curling, Mr. John Curling, Rev. Hughes; Back row: R to L: Joe, Eddie Briggs, Jr., Cathy Briggs, Ray Curling, Mrs. Hughes, Trooper Donald Poore and one Trooper not identified; also lady to left of Rev. Hughes has not been identified.

Jim holds his Mother's arm after the Virginia State Police Basic School graduation ceremony.
Trooper Grover Dean, one of Jim's best friends.
Joe and Jim
Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr. performed marriage ceremony of Rev. Sam Tatem and Sarah Margaret Rogers, at South Norfolk Baptist Church.  Jim, as ring bearer, on front row right.  Joe holds his father's hand, on left.

Jim, on left, was ring bearer at
Rev. and Mrs. Sam Tatem's wedding.

Jim (in some pictures with Joe): in front yard, back yard:
Jim at his grandparents (Read) house in Oklahoma:
Dad, Joe, and Jim at Norfolk Zoo playground:
Rev. Hughes holding Jimmy
Jim, on extreme right, Joe, standing behind Connie with rabbit, on Easter Sunday at Grandparents.

Jim and Joe dressed up for "Trick or Treat"

Jim on the right as "Captain Hook"

Jim and Joe at home in Jim's room; play time before bedtime:
Easter Sunday: L to R: Pa Hughes, Sue, Mamma Hughes, Mrs. Frank Hughes, Joe, Jim
Dillon Family, including Rev. and Mrs. J. Leighton Read; Mrs. Frank Hughes sits in front of Joe and Jim in yellow t-shirts:
L to R: Connie, Rev. Melvin Hughes, Mel, Mrs. Thelma Hughes, Mrs. Frank Hughes, Joe, (unidentified lady), Jim.
Joe, Jim (with Bible in hand) and Mrs. Frank Hughes, stand on right side, in picture taken at Glorieta Baptist Assembly, New Mexico.
Jim with his Father (left) and Grandfather Hughes
Jim with his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hughes, Sr.

Christmas at Grandparents house.  L to R:  Jim, Sue, Joe, Pa and Mamma Hughes, Mrs. Frank Hughes.
I took this of Jim outside the White House of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia
The White House of the Confederacy, in 2017:
During Vacation Bible School Youth Week, the guys were invited to bake, on their own and without any help, a cake to enter in a contest.

Jim baked a 3 layer cake in honor of the United Nations, with the colors of each layer inside, different.  Mother didn't help him, but you should have seen the mess on the kitchen table while he was making it! Ha!
On a High School Band trip to Charlottesville, Virginia.  Jim is on the right.
South Norfolk Jr. High School Band plays at the Oyster Bowl Parade, Norfolk, Virginia.  Jim is playing the trombone, second from left.
South Norfolk Jr. High School Band on their way to play at May Day celebration: Jim is 4th from left with trombone.
South Norfolk Jr. High School Band playing at the Rena B. Wright Elementary School May Day celebration.  Jim is on back row, 5th from the Left, playing Trombone.
South Norfolk Jr. High School Band played for Governor Almond, who spoke at the Dedication of the South Norfolk Memorial Library.  Jim is in the trombone section, second from the end.

Jim in early photo with band.  Playing trombone, far end.
Oscar F. Smith High School Band marches down Chesapeake Ave, South Norfolk for Fire Prevention Parade.
Jim with his first car:
a 4-door Ford with straight shift.
Digging a post hole is hard work
Jim greeting Mr. and Mrs. John Curling
Washing and waxing Dad's car
Jim learned to swim early
L to R: Uncle Melvin Hughes, Jim, Joe, with cousins Mel and Connie
L to R: Jim Maddry, Joe and Jim visiting at the Maddry farm
Joe looks at Jim Maddry's "dummy" (he was an excellent ventriloquist) while Jim examines his BB gun.
Hughes first cousins:  L to R back row: Jim, Joe, Sue, Everett.  L to R front row: Connie, Mel, Charlie.
Next 5 Pictures: Along Skyline Drive and Little Stony Man Nature Trail:
Conway Granger, retired Trooper; one of Jim's best friends.
Joe with Conway Granger, after Jim passed.

James Read Hughes funeral service conducted by Dr. William L. Lumpkin (Freemason Street Baptist Church, Norfolk), Dr. Donald Bowen (Downtown Baptist Church, Alexandria). Organist: Gwen Whitehurst, Pianist: Betty LeBlanc.

(The Schulmerich chimes can be heard playing on the tower music system, at the conclusion of the service, during the postlude as the clergy, pallbearers, and family exit the church).

Funeral Service, South Norfolk Baptist Church
Bernie Henderson, Joe and Rev. Hughes at grave after the service.
Donald Edward Poore painted a second portrait of Jim and presented it to Rev. and Mrs. Hughes.
Some photos made of that painting by Donald Poore in January 2016:
Joe at his brother's graveside, photo taken by
Rev. Hughes

The hymn "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" was sung by the choir and congregation at Jim's funeral service, South Norfolk Baptist Church.  It is presented here in tribute to him.
Memorial Plaque placed in the
South Norfolk Baptist Church:
Plaque, enhanced for readability:
More pictures of Jim can be found on the "Hughes Family Story" page of this website.  There is some audio of him on the "Audio" webpage.