Mamie Bailey Pugh, age 96, died on February 22, 2021, in Charlotte County, Virginia. She was the beloved wife of the late William Cecil Pugh. Mamie was born on April 23, 1924, in Charlotte County, to the late Curry O. Bailey and Geneva T. Bailey. She lived in Charlotte County her entire life except for a few childhood years in Kentucky. She graduated from Randolph-Henry High School in 1941. She made a career with Burlington Industries and retired from them. After retiring from Burlington, she worked for Piedmont Resources transporting clients to their appointments. Her talents were above normal with music and writing. She was a lifelong member of Rough Creek Presbyterian Church where she was the pianist and organist from a very young age up until in her 80’s. She also played for many weddings and funerals in Charlotte County. She wrote and published two faith-based poetry books “In the Banner of His Love” and “Encircled in God’s Love” and she had published the short Christmas play “The Greatest Gift”. Mamie was predeceased by her parents and step-mother, Lillian Bailey. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Louise Willhoite and Nancy Kinch, and brothers, Clifford and Thornton Bailey. She is survived by her half-brother, Curry Bailey (Heidi) of Aylett, VA. and her children, William Howard Pugh (June) of Dale City, VA, Mary Alice Pugh Easter (Abe) of Henrico County, VA and Ronald Edward Pugh (Carolyn) of Charlotte County, VA. She is also survived by seven grandchildren (Christy Pugh Burns, Marilyn Gaskins, Wendy Pugh-Hummel, Michael Eggleston, Amanda Murray, Jeremy Ramsey, and Bret Ramsey), nine great-grandchildren (Maddie Burns, Rachael Burns, Meghan Gaskins, Sarah Gaskins, Daniel Jackson, Connor Murray, Caroline Ramsey, Emily Ramsey, and Sarah Ramsey) and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Rough Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions mask and social distancing is required. A Memorial Service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P O Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., is serving the family.