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Dorothy Pugh

January 15, 1951 — May 20, 2023

Chapel Hill, Tennessee

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Bruce Pugh, age 72, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee died Saturday evening, May 20, 2023 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her father, Garrett Thomas Bruce and her brother, Harry Bruce.

Dorothy was born in Williamson County, Tennessee and was a graduate of the Class of 1969 at Bethesda High School. She was a member of Farmington Baptist Church and loved fishing, listening to music, her flowers, and especially watching her grandchildren play ball. Dorothy was a homemaker and had retired from Genesco, Inc. of Chapel Hill after over 40 years of service.

Mrs. Pugh is survived by her husband of 54, years, Bobby Pugh, Chapel Hill, TN; children, Daryll Pugh, Lewisburg, TN, Laura Jean (James) Gilliam, Chapel Hill, TN; mother, Myrtle Beatrice Bruce, Peytonsville, TN; sisters, Shirley (Bobby) Smith, Shelbyville, TN, Judy (Scott) Lee Knoxville, TN, Mary (Terry) Johnson, College Grove, TN; brothers, Tandy (Mary) Bruce, Franklin, TN, Tim (Linda) Bruce, Peytonsville, TN; grandchildren, Weston Gilliam, Caroline Gilliam, Jesse (Rachel) Pugh, Jenny (T.J.) Alwardt, Kate Pugh; seven great grandchildren.

Family members will receive friends on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Simpson Cemetery in the Rover Community of Bedford County.

Jeff Smith, Tim Smith, Craig Young, Tucker Bennett, Kevin Lee, Grady Fuller, and John Bruce will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial Donation, in memory of Dorothy Pugh, may be made to Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro, 1629 Williams Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37219

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