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Mr. James E. Pugh, Jr. (Buck)

Mr. James E. Pugh, Jr. “Buck”, age 58, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, died Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the FirstHealth Hospice House, in Pinehurst, North Carolina,

after a brief illness.  He was employed with the Town of Aberdeen and the Ironwood Café for many years.


Those left with many fond memories of James are, his soulmate of thirty-three years, Sylvia Watkins; one daughter, Niesha Watkins (Justin Hickmond); stepson, Anthony Watkins (Timisha); three siblings, Sandra Pugh, Brigitte Lindsay (Steve), and Quentin McLean; four grandchildren, Skylar and Tyler Hickmond, Anthony James Watkins, and Wyatt Watkins; a host of other relatives and dear friends.

Service Details

Funeral Service:

Saturday, April 30, 2022

1:00 PM



Harrington FWB Church

158 South Carlisle Street

Southern Pines, North Carolina


Walk-Through Viewing:

Saturday, April 30, 2022

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

At the church



Woodlawn Cemetery

1250 West New York Avenue

Southern Pines, North Carolina

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