Clayborne Hughes Jr.

Clayborne Hughes Jr. of Riverhead died Nov. 11 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 76. 

He was born Aug. 7, 1938, in Riverhead to Jake and Alice (Jackson) Hughes. He worked as a truck driver for Schmidt’s Market in Southampton.

His wife, Evelyn, said he loved animals, especially his beloved dog, Milo.

In addition to his wife, Evelyn (née Dean) Hughes of Riverhead, Mr. Hughes is survived by his sons, Tremayne, Craig and Carlton, all of Virginia, and Clayton of Riverhead; his daughters, Vanessa “Gail” Hughes of New Jersey, Tracey Holloway of Virginia and Irene Hicks of Riverhead; his sister, Celestine Brown, of Riverhead; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family received visitors Nov. 15 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. Interment will take place Saturday, Nov. 22, at Hughes Family Cemetery in Ballsville, Va.