Carolyn Hughes, Administrative Assistant


Joined in 2003

About Carolyn

Carolyn started with Benchmark in 2003. 

She schedules appointments for Nancy, coordinates her schedule, maintains special contact with clients, and does some bookkeeping. She has a degree in Education from the University of Memphis, and came to Benchmark after raising 3 sons.

Carolyn grew up in Canton, MS, and met Ralph when she was at Mississippi State College for Women and Ralph was at Mississippi State University. Ralph is a 4th generation Memphian, continuing to run his family’s heating and air conditioning business, established in 1905 by his great-grandfather.

They raised 3 boys, Eric, Nathan and Walter, and have 2 granddaughters, Libby and Olivia. Carolyn was a substitute teacher for 11 years at Evangelical Christian School, where all the boys graduated. Eric and Walter are musicians (Eric Hughes Band) who play blues, mostly on Beale Street.

Married for 54 years, Carolyn and her husband Ralph have been active members of First Evangelical Church since 1979.  Carolyn likes to garden, travel and read great books. Carolyn and Ralph have never considered retiring!

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