Betty Pugh

of Paris, AR

December 29, 1946 - August 19, 2021

Betty Pugh, 74, a longtime resident of Paris, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.

She was born December 29, 1946, in Kingston to the late Thomas Homer and Jessie Lou (Mathis) Watson. Betty graduated from Plainview-Rover High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She retired as an educator from Paris Middle School after 29 years of service. Betty was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris where she served in vacation bible school and the Awanas children's ministry. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, William ''Bill'' Pugh and infant brother, Tommie Joe Watson.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Pugh and wife, Melissa of Ratcliff and Alan Pugh and wife, Gail of Fayetteville; a daughter, Beth Keisling and husband, Thale of Russellville; four grandchildren, Ben and Claire Keisling, both of Greenwood and Sarah and Emily Pugh, both of Fayetteville; two brothers, John Watson of Russellville and Jim Watson of Bella Vista and a sister, Mary Hildebrand-Thomas of Boston, Massachusetts.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Paris with Rev. Harlin Brewton officiating. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday at Hunt's Chapel Cemetery in Rover with Rev. Keith Shipley officiating under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

Pallbearers will be Keith and Kevin Faught, Toby Burkett, Wyatt Watson, Jim Peck and Ben Keisling. Lee Williams, Robert Bates and Ann Canada will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 567, Paris, AR 72855 or to Rover Baptist Church, P.O. Box 166, Rover, AR 72860.

Service Information
First Baptist Church
311 East Main Street
Paris,  AR 72855
8/23/2021 at Following service
Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
311 E. Main Street
Paris,  AR 72855
8/23/2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Graveside Service
Hunt's Chapel Cemetery

Rover,  AR 72860
8/23/2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Hunt's Chapel Cemetery

Rover, AR 72860

Memorial Contributions
First Baptist Church
P.O. Box 567
Paris, AR 72855
Rover Baptist Church
P.O. Box 166
Rover, AR 72860

Obituary Provided By:
Roller Funeral Home
1700 East Walnut Street
Paris, AR  72855