Registered Nurse diploma, Spartanburg General Hospital, Spartanburg, South Carolina., 1953.
Night supervisor, Abbeville County Memorial Hospital, Abbeville, South Carolina., 1961-1962;
nurses aide instructor, Manpower Development-Training Act, Abbeville, 1963-1964;
director nursing, Abbeville Nursing Home, Inc., 1968-1978;
administrator, Abbeville Nursing Home, Inc., since 1978;
founder, owner, Carolina Springs Laundromat, Inc., since 1986. Consultant to administration Fountain Inn (South Carolina.)Convalescent Home, 1979-1988, J.Health Care, Simpsonville, South Carolina., 1979-1980, National Health Enterprises, Greenville, South Carolina., 1980-1981, Granville Club, Hilton Head, South Carolina., 1982-1983,Sandstrom Home, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina., 1989. Founder, owner, president The Guest House, Inc., Abbeville, 1971-1981.
Founder, owner, vice president, secretary Abbeville Nursing Home, Inc., since 1968. Member medical review board Blue Cross/Blue Shield South Carolina., 1974-1976, Medicaid Review Board, South Carolina., 1979-1984.
Charter president Jay-C-Ettes, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1956-1957. State representative McCalls' Congress on Better Living, South Carolina, 1960. Den mother Cub Scouts, Abbeville, 1963-1966.
President Abbeville County Tuberculosis Association, 1962-1966, Women's Society Christian Service, Main St. United Methodist Church, Abbeville, 1971-1972, High Meadows Country Club, Abbeville, 1980-1982, Abbeville County Republican Women's Club, since 1988. Board directors Abbeville County Department Health, 1963-1965. Member council on aging City of Abbeville, 1964-1966 and others.
Member American College Health Care Administrators, South Carolina Health Care Association (department health and environmental control liaison committee, utilization review committee, payment for service committee, peer review committee, Blue Cross/Blue Shield liaison committee, skilled conference chairman), President's award 1978), Abbeville County Republican Women's Club (president since 1988), Greenwood Country Club, High Meadows Country Club (president 1980-1982, vice president 1982-1984).
Married Claude Fitzpatrick Hughes, February 28, 1954 (divorced January 1986). Children: Steven Patrick, Alan Lee.