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Ellis Eugene Pugh

December 11, 1933 - September 17, 2023

Ellis Eugene Pugh, 89 of Bedford passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Oakwood Manor. He was born and raised on a Tobacco farm in Halifax Co. on December 11, 1933. He was the son of the late Eugene L. Pugh and Fleda T. Pugh. In addition to his parents Ellis was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Ruby Jean Riddle Pugh; three brothers-in-law, Jordan Moorefield, Wallace E. Riddle and Jimmy Charles (Mildred); and a nephew, Ricky D. Moorefield.

Ellis was a 1952 graduate of Volens High School. He worked for 34 years for G.E./ Ericsson and retired in 1995. After retirement Ellis worked for 20 years with the Bedford County Public School System as a substitute driver and full-time academic and sports bus driver. He loved both of his jobs and had a very strong work ethic.  Ellis was a member of Bedford Baptist Church, The Lynchburg Masonic Lodge No. 39, and Woodmen of The World. He was loved by many and will be missed by his family and friends.

Ellis is survived by a brother, Lawrence J. Pugh (Lucille); two sisters, Joan P. Moorefield, and Hattie P. “Nora” Saunders; two nieces, Connie Mae Pugh and Teresa S. Brooks; nephew, Michael C. Moorefield (Pam); Sister-in-law, Marie T. Riddle; niece-in-law, Ellen Moorefield. Also surviving are numerous great nieces, nephews, and many friends.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Ellis’s memory please consider your charity of choice.

A funeral service and celebration of Ellis’s life will be conducted at 2:00pm on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Bedford Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Kohl and Pastor Phillip Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Straightstone Baptist Church Cemetery in Long Island, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00pm at the church. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

Burial Date September 21, 2023

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You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kelly Parnell on September 20, 2023

Mr. Pugh was a very nice man. Our family loved him dearly. Both of my children were athletics and he drove both of them to sporting events their entire high school years. I never worried because Mr. Pugh was an excellent driver and took pride in making sure that the students were always safe. I admired how he kept his yard. I would stop by and wave whenever he was out mowing. He will be missed by many. Take your well deserved rest Mr. Pugh.

Posted by Jennifer Thompson on September 19, 2023

Thank you for driving our son to all of his sporting events...His name is Taylor Carson.........

Posted by Cathy Craig-Carson on September 19, 2023

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr.Ellis. He will truly be missed in our neighborhood. We will miss him mowing his yard, which he took great pride in to always keep it in"tip top " sharp and looking beautiful . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.With Deepest Sympathy, The Robertson Family

Posted by George and Lyvern Robertson on September 18, 2023

So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts & prayers at this time.

Posted by Mary Edmonds on September 18, 2023

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