James C. Pugh

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James C. Pugh

James C. Pugh, 82, Indianapolis, passed from this life to his eternal heavenly home, April 19, 2013. He was born October 25, 1930 in Cahokia, IL to the late Clement G. and Mary E. Stewart Pugh.

He graduated from East St. Louis Sr. High School, Class of 1948, and received an Associate Degree from Hartnell College in Salinas, CA. He married LaVonne Owens, October 19, 1955.

Jim served his country in the U. S. Air Force for 21 ½ years, retiring in 1970 as a Master Sergeant, and then worked as a Management Analyst for the U. S. Government for 17 years, retiring in 1987.

He was a faithful member of Calvary Tabernacle, 902 Fletcher Ave., where visitation will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. Military graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, LaVonne Pugh; devoted children, Donna Nigh and LaDusta Brown (Rev. David); three grandchildren, Amanda and Amberli Nigh, and Kirsten Brown; and two sisters, Cordelia Abigana and Alice Wood (Edward).

Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Bible College, 1502 E. Sumner Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel. www.shirleybrothers.com

Shirley Brothers Mortuaries & Crematory (317) 897-9606

Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 23, 2013