George S. Pugh, 85, of Dawsonville, died April 22, 2011.
Born April 23, 1925 to the late Shelton and Minnie Pugh, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. A farmer for many years, Mr. Pugh owned and operated Pugh’s Service Center for more than 20 years and was a heavy equipment operator.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the European Theater. He was a founding member and former chief of the Dawson County Volunteer Fire Department. He was a 60 year member of Chestatee Lodge #102 F&AM and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
His wife, Opal Bennett Pugh; sisters, Evelyn Smith, Mazell Holbrook, Mardell Townley, Geraldine Martin, Iris “Dinky” Stewart; and brothers, Toy Dean Pugh and Charlie Pugh, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, Deborah and Max Wehunt, Danny Pugh, Darlene and Nicky Gilleland, Darrell and Marchael Pugh, all of Dawsonville; brother, James Pugh of Dawsonville; sisters-in-law, Inez Pugh of Cumming, Lola Pugh of Dawsonville; brother-in-law, Darrell Stewart of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Jessica and Rodney Castleberry, Nicole and Jared Green, Jonathan Hill, Whitney Pugh, Amanda Gilleland, Nicholas Pugh, Danyelle Pugh, Shelton
Pugh; great-grandchildren, Maddie Castleberry, Emma Kate Castleberry, Baylee Green; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 25 at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Mitchell Rickett, Stephen Davis and Ruel Martin officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Chestatee Lodge and military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to Liberty Baptist Church, 236 Blue Ridge Overlook, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.