James C. Hughes (Born: October 5, 1931 in Hardin, Missouri) of Encinitas, Ca. passed peacefully with his family by his side on September 13, 2014. He is survived by his wife Roberta L. Ely. Sister Julia A. Anderson. His children Lyric (David) Hale, Christopher (Judy) Hughes, Kelli Carle, Dawn (Nick) Hagy and Michael (Carolyn) Hughes. 15 Grandchildren. 5 Great-Grandchildren. 2 Nieces and a Nephew. He is preceded in death by his parents Ray C. and Retta Marie Hughes, his daughter Nicolette Hughes and grandson Timothy N. Hagy. James (Jim) Served for the US Army as a 1st Lt., Administrative Schools Officer. In 1954 He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Jim also worked for the United States Information Agency where he served in Iran, Vietnam and Washington, D.C. Jim was active in the US Little League Baseball Club and while living in Tehran, Iran with his family he brought the league there. Jim founded Hughes-Martindale & Assoc. Advertising Agency. He was very active with the Rotary International Club as Executive Manager and the student exchange program. After retiring he served 9 years as a Senior Volunteer for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department in Encinitas where he was honored with numerous awards. Services were held Oct. 3, 2014 10am at Miramar National Cemetery. Arrangements by Featheringill Mortuary.