Nellie Peterson Hughen

Nellie Peterson Hughen
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Mrs. Nellie Peterson Hughen, age 79 of Saline, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Born Monday, April 8, 1940 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Joe D. Hughen; parents, Velta Stewart Peterson and Aubrey A. Peterson; and siblings, Donel, Douglas, and Bobby Peterson, and Louise Ross.

Rennie was known for sharing her flowers and her fresh apple cake. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Her newest hobby was singing “Jesus Loves Me” to Aubrey Jo on a daily basis over the phone.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Mona Russell and husband Danny of Madisonville, LA, and Cindy Chandler and husband Kevin of Winnfield, LA; granddaughter, Sara Beth Rushing and husband Trevor of Walker, LA; and great granddaughter, Aubrey Jo Rushing.

The family received friends on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Southern Funeral Home, from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Southern Funeral Home with the Reverends Yancey Martin and Hayward Hossler officiating. Interment followed in Yankee Springs Cemetery near Goldonna.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Roy Simon, Greg Stephens, Ryon Chandler, Steve Bartlett, Thomas Allen and Tim Fogger. T. J. Allen and Tyler Allen will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis TN 38105 or the Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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