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Updated November 11, 2020
Based on Governor's Executive Order 176
The Covid-19 Pandemic continues to affect our community, the families we serve, our personal families and our employees. Our funeral home’s highest priority remains the safety of these people. Governor Cooper’s latest Executive Order begins to re-open some businesses but has little effect on how we must operate in these trying times.
We must require the wearing of masks while inside our funeral home.
We must enforce six (6) foot social distancing.
We will encourage hand washing or the use of disinfectant upon entering and leaving our facility.
The actual funeral service is exempt, but prudent safety measures dictate we adhere to the above listed safety measures; therefore, any funeral services conducted within our facility will be limited to a maximum of fifty (50) persons. This includes the total of family members and guests. This number may be lowered to maintain proper social distancing.
Any activities prior to or following the funeral service are not exempt and must adhere to the mandated maximum of 10 people per room inside, or 50 outside. This includes visitations, receptions, and social gatherings. We will continue to offer extended hours for individual to come by the funeral home to pay condolences.
By working together, we can mitigate the impact this virus may have on our community and on our families.
Welcome to Pugh Funeral Home
As traditions might change, one thing remains constant- the personal care and professional attention given to each family we serve. Because of this care we have been rated as one of the top funeral homes in the country, a designation of which we are very proud and work hard to maintain.
Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro, NC, is proud be part of the Pugh Funeral Home Family. The Pugh Funeral Home tradition started 170 years ago in 1857, now serving Families from five Piedmont North Carolina locations, Asheboro, Randleman, Troy, Siler City, and Star. Since our beginning we have always have been a family owned and operated business we continue to be so now.
Pugh Funeral Home can trace its roots back to 1857. Emory Kearns, a well-known Randolph County citizen, sold coffins and officiated at funerals as a sideline to his furniture store. An associate of Kearns, O.R. Fox, took over both businesses in 1885. Fox's son-in-law, Jess T. Pugh, joined the firm in 1921 and later purchased it in 1927. In 1932 Jess Pugh separated the funeral home from the furniture business and officially established Pugh Funeral Home.
The Randleman facility was established in 1938 and the Pugh-Troy Funeral Home was purchased in 1967 from Mr. Gene Reynolds. In 1984, the Pughs moved their Asheboro facility into a newly constructed home at 437 Sunset Avenue. By 1993, the Pughs had established Randolph County's first crematory- Central Carolina Crematory. Also in 1999, the Buckner Family of Siler City approached the Pughs regarding the purchase of their family's funeral home. Later that year Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City, North Carolina joined the Pugh family firms.
Early in 2017 Riley and Marilyn Phillips contacted the Pugh's. In March of 2017 Phillips Funeral Home in Star, North Carolina joined the Pugh family firms. Riley continues to manage the firm.
New Hope Memorial Gardens opened in 2001. This 42 acre site is becoming one of the premier cemeteries in the area. The initial 3 acres offer over 2800 interment spaces in a beautifully landscaped haven.
Throughout the years, the firm has remained family owned and operated. Jess Pugh's son, J.T. "Jack" Pugh, became President of the company in 1953. Today, the reigns of leadership are in the hands of two of his sons: Mac and Ed Pugh.
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