View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Firefighter remembered

POSTED: April 27, 2011 4:00 a.m.
/

Pugh

View Larger

Dawson County residents mourned the loss of a longtime local firefighter last week.

 

George S. Pugh, 85, of Dawsonville died Friday following a period of declining health.

 

A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Pugh was one of the chiefs and founding members of the volunteer fire department.

 

Pugh’s funeral was held Monday at Liberty Baptist Church.

Dawson County Emergency Services Fire Chief Lanier Swafford was one of many fellow firefighters in attendance Monday.

 

“George and his family were very instrumental in the creation of the department,” Swafford said.

 

Swafford recalled an emotional moment at the funeral service.

 

“I was at the funeral, and one of the preachers asked how many in the audience had ever fought a fire with George Pugh,” Swafford added. “There was probably 25 in the audience who stood up. He was very involved during his time.”

 

During his service to the Dawson County Fire Department, Pugh played a large role in creating Fire Station No. 2 in the Liberty community.

 

Swafford said that Pugh was present in November, when a new and improved fire station no. 2 was dedicated and opened.

 

In addition, Pugh was the recipient of the 20-year service award and was presented with the Dawson County Emergency Services Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Pepper Pettit named Rotaria...
Rotary President Scott Yoch...
Dawsonville Heritage Days f...
A truckload of watermelons ...
Hospitality Highway renamed...
Helen Hardman holds a perso...
Forsyth County man killed i...
A Forsyth County man was ki...
Sparks fly for the 4th of July
Saturday night’s July 4th f...
Inventions take shape
Joe Reed, 7, shows off the ...
Lanier Tech receives $400,0...
Ivey estate trustee Betty A...
Summer ends at Auburn
Tiger guard Joseph Cronan l...
Parent group supports socia...
Teri Lynn Reed, a local mot...
 

Contents of this site are © Copyright 2015 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...