Joe Pugh, 78, of Troutdale, Va., the Grant Community, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Va.
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He was born April 11, 1935, at Grant to the late Annie C. Bonham and Arthur Taylor Pugh.
Survivors include his wife, Gaye Frost Pugh of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Gayla and Sherman Combs of Sugar Grove; smart and gifted granddaughter and fiance', Sarah Renee Combs and Jeff Calfee of Sugar Grove; one sister, Louise Alverson of Kingsport, Tenn.; one brother and spouse, Curtis Frank and Clara Pugh of Sugar Grove; sister-in-law and spouse, Irene and Jack Richardson of Mouth of Wilson; special nephew, Zon Richardson of Mouth of Wilson; and several other nieces and nephews
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Grant Cemetery, Grant, Va. Dwight Sells will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to Rugby Rescue Squad, 53 Rugby Road, Mouth of Wilson, Va. 24363.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2013