James Doc Pugh remembered in Warren

Calling hours and funeral services are held for James Doc Pugh, former Warren councilman and community activist.


WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Saturday, friends and family remembered James Doc Pugh, a longtime councilman and community activist in Warren.

He passed away on Christmas Eve at the age of 69.

Pugh served as the president of the NAACP and as councilman for the 6th Ward.

Calling hours were held at Grace Fellowship Church from 10 a.m. to noon. The parking lot was full, and those coming in reminisced about the leader Pugh was.

“Doc and I were in the same apprenticeship at Packard for tool and dye, and he is just a really good guy. If you ever needed him, you can always count on him,” said Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill.

Funeral services immediately followed the calling hours.

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