Marietta “Rita” Royal Hughes, age 70, of Columbiana, AL, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 9, 2017 surrounded by her family. Rita had the biggest heart of anyone, she would do anything for anyone, never meeting a stranger. Most of all she loved her Lord, husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Arnold Edward and Clorene Royal and brothers, Arnold and Carlos Royal. Her survivors include her husband of 54 years, James “Jay” Stanley Hughes; daughters, Vicky Hollback (Steven Pearson) and Sheila Hughes; son, Brian Hughes (Heather Parnell); brothers, Talmadge Royal (Judy), Donny Royal and Tony Royal; sisters, Carolyn Merrell (Charles), Diane Cooper, Judy Johnson (Kenneth) and Cindy Alford (Rocky); grandchildren, Brandy Woods (Mark), Matthew Holsomback, Aaron Hollback (Maggie Harris), and Shawn Hollback ( Lauren Acton); great grandchildren, Winter Roberts, Chase Roberson, Hailey, Bailey and a host of other family members and friends. A visitation will be 5-8 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Charter Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be 1 pm, Friday, January 13, 2017 Shelby Church of God. The Committal Service will be at Fourmile Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilsonville, AL.