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Millage Eugene Pugh
September 11, 1940 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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"I HAVE fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the LORD, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto them that also love His appearing." -II Timothy 4:7-8.
MR. MILLAGE EUGENE PUGH was born on SEPTEMBER 11, 1940 to the late Mrs. Lillie Pugh and the late Mr. Arthur Allen in Shubuta, MS. He became affectionately known to all who knew him as "Bay." On Monday, September 18, 2023, God saw fit to transition our beloved "Bay" from his earthly home to receive his eternal rest.
At an early age, "Bay" joined Tribulation MB Church. He received his academic education and graduated from Shirley Owens High School in Quitman, MS. He worked at Mississippi Laminators for a number of years. After high school, "Bay" moved to Chicago, IL, where he resided for 30 years. While in Chicago, "Bay" met and married his first wife, Mrs. Joyce Pugh. To this union, two children were born: Sherwood Pugh and Natalie Pugh. Later in life, "Bay" married Mrs. Beverly (nee Hamilton) Pugh and adopted Darryl Pugh. In later years, "Bay" moved back to Shubuta, MS, where he reunited with Tribulation Missionary Baptist Church and was ordained as a deacon. He faithfully served and attended until his health failed.
"Bay" was preceded in death by his parents: Mrs. Lillie Pugh and Mr. Arthur Allen, and three brothers: Larry Dixon, L.C. Dixon, and Willie James Dixon.
he leaves to cherish his memories three children: Darryl (Aniesa) Pugh of Rochester Hills, MI, Sherwood and Natalie Pugh; four brothers: Cornelius Dixon and Charles (Regena) Pugh of Waynesboro, MS, James Franklin (Eva) Pugh of Shubuta, MS and Ronnie Pugh of San Diego, CA; two sisters: Alberta Heidelberg of Quitman, MS and Ceola McCarty of Shubuta, MS; four half sisters: Bobbie Allen, Eleanor Y. Neely, Marie B. (Willie) Allen-Gardner, and Patricia W. Allen, all of Shubuta, MS; two grandchildren: Shikahra Pugh of Lauderdale Lakes, FL and Aniyah Pugh of East Lansing, MI; a devoted niece: Dorothy "Greta" McCarty of Shubuta, MS, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Davenport Cemetery in Shubuta, MS, with Rev. Darren Thomas as the officiant.
There will be a viewing period for Mr. Pugh Friday, September 22, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home.