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Mark Benton Hughes

October 5, 1982 — February 15, 2022

Mark Benton Hughes

Mark Benton Hughes of South Boston, VA passed away February 15, 2022.  He was born in South Boston, VA on October 5, 1982 and was 39 years of age. He was the son of Barbara Watts Keatts and the late Robert Gaines Hughes, III.


He was a member of Fork Baptist Church and former volunteer at South Boston Fire Department.  Mark loved the beaches at Outer Banks, listening to music and playing the guitar.


Mark Benton is survived by:

His Mother

Barbara Keatts of South Boston

His Brother

Bryan Mitchell Keatts

Special Nephew

Joshua Thomas Keatts

Special Aunt

Nancy Watts


A memorial service will be held Friday, February 18, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Warfield officiating.


For memorials, please consider National Alliance on Mental Illness, or Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 5208 Falkland Rd., Scottsburg, VA 24589.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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