Curtis A. Pugh Obituary

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Curtis A. Pugh of Poteau, Oklahoma, died peacefully February 8, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas after many years of battling MDS and Systemic Scleroderma.


Curtis was born in a small home in Heavener, Oklahoma to Lois Lucille McAlvain Pugh (Jerome) on November 27, 1944.


He attended primary school in Heavener and went on to finish his high school years in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where his mother was employed as a Guidance Counselor at Sequoyah Indian School.


Upon completing high school, Curtis attended Mid South Bible College in Memphis, Tennessee where he met the one and only love of his life, Janet Killian.


The two were married January 29, 1966 and within the ensuing 45 years of marriage they labored together on the foreign mission fields of Canada and Romania for more than 26 years.


Curtis was an accomplished newspaper editor, published author and writer, and wrote many Gospel Tracts and articles for local newspapers as well as an Independent, Landmark Sovereign
Grace Baptist Paper with national readership.


He was a proud member of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the 7th generation of his Chahta family to reside in this region, an avid Chahta Historian.


Survivors include two daughters; Ruth McLellan (Robert), Anna Cattemull (Mark), two precious like-sons though not born to them but as precious as though they were; Raul Enyedi (Miriam) and Aurel Miclea, Jr. (Eunice), one sister; Betty Over (Jack), nine grandchildren: Ruben, Eli, Bethia, Sarah, Joelle, Zach, Abigail, Isaiah and Benjamin, two great grandchildren; Andrew and Kaedence, several nieces and nephews and an untold number of brothers and sisters in Christ.


He was proceeded in death by his mother, Lois McAlvain Pugh; his wife, Janet Killian Pugh; and his brother, Billy Jack Cooper.


Visitation will be held at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home, Heavener, Oklahoma on February 9, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Graveside services to be held at the Kennady-McAlvain Cemetery on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., Brother Lucien LeSage of Denham Springs, LA bringing the devotional.


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