Alice Virginia Koon Pugh, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community in Laurens. She was married to the late James Allison Pugh for 67 years before his passing in 2012. Born in Murray, SC, she was the oldest of seven children born to Henry Lee and Katie Hendricks Koon.
She is survived by one brother, Dr. David Koon and wife Brenda of Columbia, one sister, Mrs. Sandra Hawkins and husband, Buck, of Batesburg, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma Koon of Saluda.
Mrs. Pugh graduated from Newberry College and was a retired school teacher having taught at Whitten Center in Clinton, SC for 22 years. She was a founding member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Laurens where she served as Sunday School teacher, WMU president, and Bible School President. She also served in the Women’s Auxiliary of Gideons International.
In addition to her siblings, she is survived by four children; daughter, Alyson Pugh of Laurens; sons, Van Pugh and wife Nancy of Simpsonville, David Pugh and wife Lorna of Laurens, and Kevin Pugh and wife Meg of Charlotte, NC; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 12:30-1:30 PM at The Kennedy Mortuary in Laurens followed by graveside services at 2:00 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Laurens.
The family will be at the home of David and Lorna Pugh, 114 Hilltop Rd., Laurens, SC.
Memorials can be made to: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 216 Independence Ave., Laurens, SC 29360; or Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.