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Official Obituary of

Harry Eugene "Gene" Pugh

April 19, 1931 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Harry Eugene "Gene" Pugh Obituary

Harry Eugene "Gene" Pugh, 92, of Liberty, entered the Pearly Gates of Heaven on Thursday, February 29, 2024. He was a loving Daddy, Pawpaw, and Olepaw who devoted his life to ensuring the family was cared for.

Funeral Services, 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Staley.

Officiating, Rev. Jimmy Austin, Rev. Dwayne Lester.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Gene was born in Randolph County to Blanche New. He grew up in Liberty, NC and started working at the young age of 14. He worked as an upholster for 59 years at Gregsons in Liberty. Gene also served four years in the United States Airforce. During his time of service he and his wife, Betty moved to Austin, Texas and eventually moved back to Liberty where he spent the rest of his life. Gene was a devoted man, daddy, and pawpaw who enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking hush puppies and bluegrass music. He was a member of Holly's Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church and enjoyed cooking with the men's committee at the church and helping the young kids cross the road at Bible School. His love for God showed with his love and caring heart for others. Welcoming him to his heavenly home are his wife, Betty Lois Langley Pugh, mother, Blanche Pugh New, and his grandmother, Alva Pugh.

Gene's legacy will live on through his daughters, Mary Jean Williams, and husband, Greg, Wanda Laughlin, and husband, C.W. He was referred to as Pawpaw by his grandchildren, Elizabeth Jarman, and husband, Barrett, Amanda Wilson, Brooke Labashousky, and husband, Matt. His cherished name was Olepaw by his great-grandchildren, Ava Collins, Baiden Jarman, Pearl Jarman, Natalie York, Lindsay York, and Conner Wilson. Also his sister, Reva Jacklin, and husband, Harold, his only niece, Karen Teears, and husband, Mark, as well as many other family and friends.

The family would like to thank all of those special people, especially Debbie Rancourt who assisted as he transitioned to his heavenly home.

Visitation will be following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to Holly's Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 8003 Ferguson Road, Ramseur, NC 27316 or to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1588, Liberty, NC 27298.

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Funeral Service
March 3, 2024

2:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
7103 Sandy Creek Church Rd.
Staley, NC 27355

Visitation Following Service
March 3, 2024

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
7103 Sandy Creek Church Rd.
Staley, NC 27355


Holly's Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church
8003 Ferguson Road, Ramseur NC 27316

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
7103 Sandy Creek Church Road/P.O. Box 1588, Staley NC 27355


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