MANNING - Howard Junior Pugh, 52, husband of Valencia Brown Pugh, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family and friends.

Born on May 18, 1965, in Manning, he was a son of Albertus Conyers and the late Bessie L. Spann Pugh Huggins. He was a 1983 graduate of Manning High School. Upon graduation, he had a lifetime career caring for those in nursing homes to include National Health Care, Lake Marion and Winsdor Manor.

Funeral services for Mr. Pugh will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Paxville Baptist Church, 10278 Lewis Road (Paxville Highway), Paxville, with the Rev. Jim Smith, pastor, the Rev. Carnell Witherspoon presiding, the Rev. Terry Johnson, eulogist, and the Rev. Rosa W. Fulton assisting. Burial will follow at Paxville Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 936 Branchview Drive, Manning.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.