COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A funeral service was held Wednesday for Reginald Pugh, the former Urban League president and husband to Mayor Pro-Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh.
Reginald Pugh died of a cardiac event Thursday March 26 at Saint Francis Hospital. The sanctuary was full at Revelation Missionary Baptist Church as family, friends and community leaders celebrated his life.
Pugh was president of the Columbus Urban League from 2002 until 2012. He was also a retired U.S. Army Colonel.
Congressman Sanford Bishop and Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson spoke about his contributions and hard work to society.
"We are all blessed that he gave so much to the Columbus community to the state of Georgia and our great nation," Congressman Sanford Bishop said.
An American flag that was flown in honor of Pugh over the state capitol building was presented to the family. Reginald Pugh was buried with full military honors at the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery.
Mayor Tomlinson stated, "We must remember that Reginald has finished the race and he had seen the glory. Well done my good and faithful servant."