LINCOLN and MAPLETON – Wallace S. Hughes, 86, husband of Louise (Wyeth) Hughes, died Oct. 14, 2003, at a Lincoln healthcare facility after a long illness. He was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Mapleton, the son of Benjamin J. and Jessie (McDonough) Hughes. He graduated from Mapleton High School and was a potato farmer and machinery welder for many years. He loved music and played many musical instruments, including his favorite, the harmonica. He also loved reading and studying words and languages. After his move to Lincoln, much time was spent making miniature furniture and larger pieces of wood articles. In addition to his wife, Louise, of Lincoln, he is survived by a son, Gregory Hughes of Mapleton; two daughters, Gretchen Smith and her husband, Thurlow, of Augusta and Connie Zagorianakos and her husband, Nicholas, of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Alison, Steve, Greg and Paul; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Friday, at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. Graveside services will be held 12 noon Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at the South Side Cemetery, Mapleton, with the Rev. Thurlow Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Colonial Health Care Facility Activities Fund, P.O. Box 70, Lincoln 04457. For an online register book, please go to