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Obituary for Alvertis James Hughes

A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind, these are the memories he leaves behind…

Alvertis James Hughes, 25, left us unexpectedly on June 18, 2022, with his family by his side at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

He was affectionately known by family and friends as “AJ”. AJ was born on May 4, 1997, in Harrisburg, PA to Alisa Ann Hughes of Statesville, NC and Jerry Arnold Garner of Harrisburg, PA.

AJ enjoyed the outdoors, dirt bikes, four wheelers, and dogs. He was a kind and gentle soul with nothing but kindness and a giving spirit. AJ would do whatever he could to help anyone. AJ always had a hug, a smile, and a “I Love You” at all times.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, James “Jimmy” Hughes of Harrisburg, PA; and his aunt, Portea Long of Statesville, NC.

AJ is survived by his only son, Okeion Josiah Napolean Hughes (age 6); his mother, Alisa Ann Hughes; his father, Jerry Arnold Garner; one brother, Alex J. Hughes; one sister, Alexus J. Hughes; two Brothers-in-Arms, David Perry Jr. “Noopy” and David C. Rinehardt “Booby”, both of Statesville; two Sisters-In-Arms, Annetta Hughes of Statesville, NC and Nitea Long of Harrisburg, PA; one brother, Drai Miller; three sisters, India Miller, Canie Miller, Jade Miller, all of Harrisburg, PA; his Maternal Grandparents, Mary E. Hughes and the late James Hughes; his Great Aunts, Maggie McCann Barbee, Sheila Lowry of Statesville; his Aunt, Cindy L. Gladden (Ramon) of Stafford, VA; Aunt, Candy M. Hughes of Statesville; three uncles, Barry E. Hughes (Grace), LD Hughes, and Anthony Powell, all of Statesville; special friend, Kaitlyn Parsons of Statesville and a host of cousins, family, friends, and loved ones from PA to NC.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Rutledge and Bigham, Statesville, at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery, Statesville, NC.

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