Hugh E. Bales

August 04, 1975 ‒ May 13, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Hugh E. Bales, age 44, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  He was born on August 4, 1975 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  Hugh was a 1994 graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

He is survived by his mother, Jill (Michael) Phillips of Mount Vernon; Lori Miller of Mount Vernon and children, Isaiah Miller of Mount Vernon and Karlie Miller of Mount Vernon; a grandson, Jayden Stevens; three brothers, Timothy (Tammy) Bales of Holmes County, Adam Bales of Mount Vernon, Alex (Lacey) Bales of Hilton Head, South Carolina and his grandmother, Jean Hobbs of Mount Vernon.

Hugh was preceded in death by his father, James “Bud” Bales.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Hugh E. Bales.

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  • We are so saddened to hear of Hueys passing. No words could ever Express how it feels in your hearts. Just know God is with you all, keep his memory our thoughts and Prayers, Aunt Joyce & Jocyelynn Pfouts.

  • Jill and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers Our Lord be with you and hold you tight through your time of heartache.

  • I’m truly shocked and heartbroken by his passing. I know I don’t see everyone as much as I used to or would like to but I have come to think of you all as family. I’m truly sorry for the whole family.


  • Jean,Jill, Tim and Adam,

    My thoughts remain with all of you during this incredibly difficult time. Losing someone close to you is always difficult and Hugh was so young. Hugh often had a huge smile on his face with so many friends that loved him. Remember that smile and it is sure to bring you a smile.

    Wishing you all strength and much love!

    Tania Goossens

  • The tragic loss of Huey deeply saddens me. My thoughts and prayers are with you .
    God Bless,
    Lisa Wayne

  • Jill, Jean, Tim, Adam & Mike,
    I am so sorry to hear about Hughey. My heart breaks 💔 for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love to all…

  • Dearest friend Jill, Jean, Tim, Adam & Lori,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Hughey.
    I know I have no words to console your heartbreak at this moment but know all of you are in my thoughts & prayers.
    May you find peace in the days ahead.
    Love, Jan

  • Jill and family so sorry for your loss. We want you to know we are sharing in your sorrow and praying for strength you will need to face days ahead.

  • So sorry for your loss Jill. There are no words. I pray that Jesus wraps his arms around you and your family to give you solace in this difficult time.


  • Jill, Michael and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Hughey. He always had a smile and a conversation to share.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Margo and Don Nuce

  • Jean,

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I’m so sorry to hear of Hughey’s passing. It doesn’t seem that long ago when he, Tim and Adam were all just young boys making your house a busy place. The years go by so quickly. My deepest sympathy on your family’s loss.

  • Jill, Jean and family,. Jeff and I send you all our condolences. So sorry for your lost. Hughey was a nice guy gone too soon.

  • I’m so in shock Hughey passing I’m at loss for words , he was a sweet guy him and Tim both running around my kids Karrie & Kevin Kidd.
    My prayers are with you. He will be sadly missed. So Sorry Jill.RIP:

  • I am sadden to have heard about loosing Hughie, as I have with my son’s and all his friends known him as. He was a part of our family til they all became adults and families of their own. But whenever I would see him, he would say Mom, How are you?. God has taken him too soon, but for a reason needed in heaven. My prayers to His Family through this time. Cyndi Pilotti(Khalil)

  • We are so sorry to hear about Hugh! He was such a delight with his brothers in the years they were in Colt Football !!! Are prayers are with all of you and may he Rest in Peace.

  • Jean, Jill, Tim and Adam! I am so sorry for your loss , it was such a shock when I got the news! So many memories went through my mind! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Please remember the good times and the fun you had with Hughie ! He definitely was one of a kind 😕

  • Oh my goodness how can this be !! Remember this sweet little boy always smiling and playing in our back yard with my kids !!
    God comfort you all !!! Praying

  • Jill, Jean, and Family,
    My heartfelt sympathy. Hugs to you all. I am sure my mom is with him as she always loved your boys!
    Mary Muggy

  • So sorry. Hughie was always a hoot and I loved his laugh. His smile could light up a room. He certainly loved his grandmother and will be missed. God love you all in this time of great sorrow.

  • Jill, Jean & family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Hugh. He was always a nice, respectful boy and good friend to my son Jamie. They went all through school together & were buddies when you lived on Pine St. My heart breaks for you all. Praying that he rests in peace and that your wonderful memories bring you comfort. Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers & sending hugs your way.
    Barb Hamm & family

  • To Hugh’s Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of Hugh. Jill, I was Hugh’s and Adam’s instructor at KCCC. Hugh was in my first class. I thought a great deal of him. He was a leader in the class and kept the class (and me) together.
    I am sorry that I lost track of him.
    Prayers for all of you.

  • So sorry for all of you. I see you everyday Jill and I hurt for you so much.Timmy and I loved Him. You know my arms are always open for you and your Family.We can get through this together! Love you Friend for life !❤️

  • To Hughs family I’m so sorry for your lost really my brain just freezes no words can’t explain awful I’m so sorry Hugh RIP brother I’ll see you again

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