(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