Andrew "Drew" Davis Hughes, 13, of Emerald Isle, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Emerald Isle Baptist Church, 304 Emerald Plantation Road, with the Rev. Freddie Braswell officiating.
Drew was a wonderful, caring, genuine person who had a positive impact on many lives. He could light up a room with his happy charisma. Drew was very athletic. He grew-up playing baseball at Western Park, played Pop-Warner Football for the Newport Vikings, as well as football and basketball at Broad Creek Middle School where he was additionally a member of the track team. Drew was a rising freshman at Croatan High School. He had many friends who will miss him.
Drew is survived by his parents, David B. Hughes, Sr. and Kimberly Davis Hughes; brothers, David "Brewer" Hughes, Jr. and Zackery "Zack" Charles Hughes, both of Emerald Isle; maternal grandfather, Billy Davis of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Cindy Hughes of Siler City and Chuck Hughes of Siler City; great-grandmothers, Tillie Thornburg of Siler City and Betty Hughes of Siler City; he is additionally survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ann Davis and paternal grandfather, Dalton Brewer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by searching Drew Hughes Memorial Fund at