- Cullman, Alabama


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Left is Edna Hughes Dendy, Cheryl Dye's mother, who was 57 when she succumbed to breast cancer, six years after being diagnosed. She lost her battle with breast cancer Feb. 2, 1997. On the right is Minnie Mills Hughes of Livingston, Texas. Hughes was 44 when she was diagnosed. She died a year later, Feb. 20, 1960. Hughes was Cheryl Dye's grandmother and Chasity Barnett's great-grandmother.