Opal L. Pugh


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Opal L. Pugh, 79, formerly of Greenville Road in St. Marys, OH died 9:30 a.m. Saturday October 19, 2013 at her residence in Hudson, FL, surround by her loving family.


She was born February 1, 1934 in Chillicothe, OH to Hommie Lee and Margaret (Burnette) Cooper.


On January 31, 1950 in Richmond, IN she married Junior O. Pugh, who died November 16, 2009.


She is survived by: 

                              son, Carl (Pam) Pugh  of Celina, OH

                              son, Joseph Pugh  of Fayetteville, AK

                              daughter, Nancy (Herschel) Jackson  of Rose Hill, VA

                              son, Robert (Polly) Pugh  of Ann Arbor, MI

                              son, Jesse (Susan) Pugh  of Hudson, FL

                              step-daughter, Wanda (Richard) Hartline  of Tremonton, UT

                              daughter-in-law, Melodia Pugh  of GFM, Guam

                              18 grandchildren    34 great- grandchildren    6 great-great-grandchildren

                              sister, Mona Hitchell  of York, SC

                              brother, Bob (Nancy) Cooper  of Franklin, IN

                              half-brother, Dewey Knipp  of Bethel, OH


She was preceded in death by herparents Hommie Lee and Margaret Cooper; infant son, Johnny Ray Pugh; brother, Hommie Lee Cooper, Jr.; step-mother, Marie Cooper; step-brothers, Ronnie and Donnie Patton.


She was a homemaker and worked as a cook at the former Mom & Pop's Restaurant in downtown St. Marys.


Her favorite pastimes included camping, dancing, listening to country gospel music, gardening, floral arranging and creating handmade greeting cards.


Graveside funeral rites are scheduled to begin 11:00 a.m. Saturday November 2, 2013 at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.


Memorial contributions may be directed to either Dayton Children's Medical Center or Community Health Professionals Hospice in Celina, OH.