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Max P. Hughes, 73, insurance agent


Max P. Hughes, a former insurance agent, died Saturday at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center from burns he suffered in an accident at his home.

Services will be held 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Salisbury.

Mr. Hughes, 73, was born in Salisbury. He graduated from Wicomico High School in 1934 and received his bachelor's degree in business from Goldie Beacon College in Wilmington, Del.

He was an agent for Nationwide Insurance and a partner in his family's business, V. V. Hughes, for more

than a half-century.

Mr. Hughes was a member and former chairman of the board and president of the Hebron Savings Bank, a founder and member of the board of directors for the Ward Foundation, a charter member and past president of the Rockawalkin Ruritan, and a member of the Greater Salisbury Committee.

He was a member of the Elks for more than 45 years and a member of the Green Hill Yacht and Country Club. He also served on many committees at the Bethesda United Methodist Church.

He was also an avid hunter and golfer.

Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife, the former Miriam Belackiston; two sons, Max P. "Pete" Hughes and Don B. Hughes; a brother, Ben C. Hughes; a sister, Jane H. White; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. All are of Salisbury.

The family suggested donations to Bethesda United Methodist Church, 406 N. Division St., Salisbury 21801; or to the Ward Foundation's building fund, P.O. Box 3416, Salisbury 21801.

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