Lexington, KY – Elaine Burton Pugh, 12 years of Lexington, KY, and formerly of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Lexington after an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Burton of Manhasset, NY and Luray, VA. She leaves a sister, Katherine Burton Falcone of Naples, FL and Nantucket, MA, and brother-in-law, William. She has a niece, Pamela Falcone Smith and husband David, a nephew, Douglas Burton Falcone and wife Sheri, three children, Dianne Pugh Hodge and husband Joseph of Alexandria, VA, Deborah Pugh Arbaugh and husband Steve of Lexington, KY, and son, William E. Pugh, Jr. and wife Linda of Dunbar. Grandchildren include Zachary Burton Pugh of Dunbar WV, Kara Arbaugh Minton and husband Brian of Lexington, KY and William Christopher Arbaugh and wife Kristin of Tipp City, Ohio. She also had five great-grandchildren.
As a resident of Lewisburg for over 55 years, she was a deacon and elder of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, board member of Hospice, and a founder of the Greenbrier College Alum Association. Before ownership of Radio Greenbrier, WRON AM-FM, she was Public Relations Director at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea. She was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, KY and Newcomer’s Club of Central Kentucky.
Instead of flowers, please send a donation to the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 100 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E Main Street in Lexington, KY 40507.
There will be a small service at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg for family members and friends on July 22, at 3 p.m.