KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Kendrick Marcel Hughes, 31, died on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, following a brief illness.

Born on Oct. 15, 1985, in Houston, he was a son of Michelle Renee Blasher of Columbia and Shelton Leon Hughes Jr. of Manning. He was educated in the public schools of Knox County, Tennesse, Beaufort County and Clarendon County. He attended Job Corps in Bamberg, where he obtained his high school diploma and forklift operator certification. He was employed in the construction industry.

The family is receiving visitors at the home of his brother, Nathan (Ronnisha) Leon Harvey, 500 Kingwood Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Chapel of Jarnigan & Son Mortuary, 2823 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914.

Arrangements entrusted to Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.