Island Cremations & Funeral Home ~ Merritt Island, Florida ~ 321-454-3331



September 27, 1937 - August 7, 2017

A service and Celebration of Ernie’s Life will be held at

Wesminster Asbury

Fellowship Hall

1430 Dixon Boulevard, Cocoa, FL 32922

Saturday, September 9, 2017




Family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ernie’s name to:


Vitas Hospice

4450 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard

Suite 250

Melbourne, FL 32934




Alzheimer’s’ Association

Earnest “Ernie” L. Hughes

September 27, 1937 – August 7, 2017


Ernie Hughes passed away on August 7, 2017 in Merritt Island Florida, at the age of 79. Ernie was born on September 27, 1937 in Tarpon Springs Florida. He is survived by his daughters Robin Swaim (Carl Vitale) of Merritt Island FL, Sandi Vryhof (George) of Hobe Sound FL, Barbara Hughes of Merritt Island Fl, 5 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, Sister Jeanette Hines of Jasper FL and dear friend Frances Leyva of Cocoa FL.


He was predeceased by Daughter Allison Moree (James Moree of Stuart FL).  Father Rev Oneal Hughes, Mother Leila Knowles Hughes.  Sister Dorothy Mixon and Brothers Raymond Oneal, Irving Wesley and Daniel Lamont Hughes.


“Everybody Loved Ernie”. He loved to make people laugh, he loved to dance, he loved to sing, he loved to cook and he loved all his girls.

A service and Celebration of Ernie’s Life will be held at
Christ Central Church
2010 N. Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, Fl 32922
Saturday, September 30, 2017