Mr. James E. Pugh, Jr. “Buck”, 58, of Southern Pines, NC, died Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC, after a brief illness.

Funeral Service:  Saturday, April 30, 2022, 1:00 PM, Harrington FWB Church, Southern Pines.

Walk-Through Viewing:  Saturday, April 30, 2022, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM, at the church.

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Southern Pines.

Mr. Pugh was employed with the Town of Aberdeen and the Ironwood Café for many years.

Survivors:  His soulmate of thirty-three years, Sylvia Watkins; daughter, Niesha Watkins (Justin Hickmond); stepson, Anthony Watkins (Timisha); siblings, Sandra Pugh, Brigitte Lindsay (Steve), and Quentin McLean; four grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Service provided by Simon Funeral Home.

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