Survivors include his devoted and loving wife, Velniece Pugh; one daughter Jimmie Lou (Tom) Phillips; three brothers Richard (Dorothy) Pugh, Newark, CA, Rivers Pugh, Richmond, CA, Charlie (Cindy) Pugh, Huntsville; five sisters, Claretta James, Geraldine (Joe) Merida, Alzaline (Herbert) Grayson, Emma (James) Fenderson, Nellie (Hubert) Finch, all of Toddtown; two brothers-in-law Burris (Patricia) Thomas, Baytown, Texas, Gerald (Ramona) Williams, Wynn; one sister-in-law; Zelda (Norman) Armstead of Wynn; one granddaughter, Nicole Ware; three godchildren; Shannon Merida, Mackaylellara. Ashayla Thomas; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mattie Pugh and one brother, Johnny Lee Pugh.
A viewing will be held Friday, April 2 at Pine Chapel Baptist Church #2 of Toddtown from 12 until 1 p.m. and the service will be at 1 p.m. with Rev. Donald Sterling to officiate. A Masonic ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.