Dot Pugh

Published 12:20 pm Saturday, November 18, 2017

FRANKLIN — Dorothy Ann Holland “Dot” Pugh, 80, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dot Pugh

Dot was a native of Nansemond County, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Holland and Mary Viola Casper Holland.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Lee Pugh; a son, Thomas L. Pugh; brothers, G.C., Waverly, Romie, Ralph, Elliott and Joseph Holland and Charles “Buddy” Taylor and Linwood Taylor; and sisters, Helen H. Holland, Madeline H. Simpson and Ellen T. Wilkins.

Dot was retired from the Roll Finishing Dept. of Union Camp Corporation after 16-1/2 years of service, and drove a school bus for 16 years for the Franklin City Public Schools.

She was a lifetime member of the Franklin Rod and Gun Club, and a member of the Franklin YMCA and had participated in volleyball, softball and bowling.

After her retirement she enjoyed yard work, especially cutting grass.

Left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Janet P. Council and husband, David; Rita F. Pugh, Alesia A. Williams and husband, Doug; grandchildren, David C. Council IV and wife, Dee; Amy C. Porch and husband, W.J.; Jessie P. Spence and husband, Jesse; and Lyn Pope and wife, Haley; and great grandchildren, Marissa, Seth and Riley.

The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, in Southampton Memorial Park with the Rev. Hoyle Green officiating.

The family will receive friends at the residence, and suggests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.