Barbara Ellen Mitchum Hucks, 86, of Smoaks. SC, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021. She was the wife of Rev. John Thomas Hucks.
Funeral services will be 3 P.M., May 5, 2021 in the Harleyville Southern Methodist Church, with visitation in the church one hour before the service. The committal service will follow at 5 P.M. at the Spell Family Cemetery, 6624 Augusta Highway (Highway 61), Smoaks, SC. Services will be led by Rev. Haskell Parler, assisted by Rev. Damon Williams, Rev. Bruce Scott, and Rev. Chris Sweatman.
"Miss" Barbara was born on August 23, 1934, in Vance, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Theodore Peter Mitchum and the late Mary Magnolia Avinger Mitchum. She was a pastor's wife and teacher / musician / church worker at several Southern Methodist churches, including the SMC of Summerton, Hilda SMC, Ehrhardt SMC, Harleyville SMC, and Rocky Swamp SMC. She was a past WMS District President and also a past local chapter president of the Woodmen of the World.
She was a graduate of Holly Hill High School and attended Orangeburg School of Nursing. She was a homemaker and worked in various ministries including Foundry Press Christian Bookstore and Southern Methodist College.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-five years, John T. Hucks of Smoaks; sons, John Theodore Hucks (and wife Sarah Lea) of Orangeburg, and Thomas Harry Hucks (and wife Gwen) of Smoaks; daughters. Kathy Lynn Hucks Davis (and husband Kenny) of Orangeburg, and Patricia Ellen Hucks of Smoaks; six grandchildren, Ellen Renee Hucks of Orangeburg, Rachel Hucks Carter (and husband Jamie) of Orangeburg, Hannah Kathleen Hucks of Columbia, Katelyn Hucks McCoy (and husband Matt) of Smoaks, Melody Hucks Peters (and husband Khyle) of Greenville, and John Thomas Hucks, II, of Smoaks. She is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, and many Christian friends. A special thank you to her caregivers - Mrs. Teresa McCutcheon and Mrs. Tina Blair.
Memorials may be made to Southern Methodist Missions or Southern Methodist College at 541 Broughton St., Orangeburg, S.C., 29115.
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