Frankie Petway Hughey
On April 19, 2021 Frankie Petway Hughey passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family and the Peace of Christ. Frankie is survived by a sister, Dorothy Turner, her daughters Michele Miller (Trip), Dawn Pyle (John) and Heather Wright (Jay). Frankie had five grandchildren whom she loved dearly – Matthew (Stephanie) Miller, Sarah Miller, Molly Pyle, Emily Pyle and Clay Wright. They knew her as Maw Maw or Gammy depending on who was calling out to her. She also treasured her many nieces and nephews. In addition to the people who will miss her deeply, she leaves behind her adored Boston Terrier, Spanky. Frankie was predeceased by her husband, Tony Hughey, parents, Frank and Sarah Petway as well as her beloved sister, Gloria Petway.
Frankie was born in Savannah, GA and was the baby of three girls. As a teenager she moved with her family to Memphis, TN where she met and fell in love with her future husband, Tony Hughey. Frankie was a devoted wife who cherished her husband and their life together for 56 years until his passing.
Where do you even start in describing someone who defined love, life and joy? Family meant everything to Frankie. She was the embodiment of motherly (and grandmotherly) love for all who knew her. She always had a kind word and smile for everyone she met, and was genuinely appreciative of any gesture, or gift, no matter how small. She loved to laugh, sing and dance. She was probably happiest when on a beach with her grandchildren. A close second might have been the Valentine’s Day parties that she hosted for them. The world became just a little less bright with her departure. Time will bring the brightness back as we all figure out how to collectively fill the void left behind. It will take a group effort.
Frankie was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Greer, SC. A private celebration of life will be held by the family in Savannah at a later date. Since Frankie loved children and animals, the family requests that you consider making a donation to Make-A-Wish South Carolina (www.wish.org/sc), PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) (www.paals.org) in her memory in lieu of flowers.