Clifford "Shorty" Hughes, 80, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at University Hospital, Columbia, Mo.

Clifford was born the son of Kelly and Stella (Cutshall) Hughes, on Dec. 24, 1931, in Livingston County, Mo. He was united in marriage to Lucille Berry on July 10, 1951, in Trenton, Mo. She survives him of the home.

He was a member of the Highview Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of the home; two sons, Richard "Rick" Hughes and wife Shauna, Chillicothe, Mo., and Steven Hughes and wife Joni, Sedalia, Mo.; two daughters, Dianna Akers and husband Marvin, Chillicothe, Mo., and Pam Hicklin and husband Dennis, Booneville, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Kelly "Junior" Hughes and wife Bonnie, Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and three brothers.

Funeral services will beheld at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, from 12 noon until 9 p.m. Burial will be held at the Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Highview Baptist Church, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.