In remembrance …

Worthy Hughes

(1894 – 1985)

A native of Tuscaloosa County, Worthy Hughes was born in Camp Hill on August 19, 1894. He was educated at Tuskegee Institute.

His early work experience included teaching and managing a farm. Worthy loved people and he loved the land. So when he gained a position with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, he could combine the two.

From 1928 to 1938, he served as a county agent in Autauga County. He won the respect and admi­ration of clientele and coworkers alike. He could accomplish whatever project came his way.

In 1938, Worthy transferred to Chilton County as a county agent. Again he gained the confidence of those who sought his advice. Programs flourished under his leadership.

It is fitting to honor the life and work of such a man. The name Worthy Hughes is lovingly inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.

Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 270