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Carla Pugh, Feb. 16, 2024


Funeral services for Clara Rena Pugh, age 77, of Shelbyville, TN will be held 1 P.M. Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Haley officiating. Clara passed from this life Friday, February 16, 2024, in Shelbyville, and she will be cremated following funeral services.  Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 11 A.M..

Clara was born February 14, 1947, in McMinnville, TN to the late Luther Bain and Leveta Fults Bain. Along with her parents Clara was preceded in death by her husband James “Jimmy” Pugh; and siblings, Rod Bain and Betty Jo Bain.

She was a homemaker and member of New Bethel Baptist Church for many years until she was unable to attend due to her hearing. Clara loved celebrating Christmas and she enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and community. She also spent time working for her brother in-law at Bedford Market. She was an avid NASCAR fan and loved cheering for Jeff Gordon, but most of all she loved and adored her great grand babies.

Survivors include her daughter; Norma (Scott) Templeton of Shelbyville; granddaughters, Farrah (Andrew) Lusk, Kalli Templeton, Taylor (Jessica) Templeton; great grandchildren, Layne, Jayce, Kyler, Barrett, Noralyn, and Josie; siblings, Harold Bain of Chattanooga, TN, Wanda (Ronnie) Johnson of McDonald, TN, Gerline (Tony) Mull of Clevland, TN, Peggy (Doyle) Worley of Ringo, GA, and Doug Bain of Chattanooga, TN along with many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

The family would like to special Thank You to Hospice Compassus “Leigh & Heather” and Adoration Home Health for their assistance through these final moments in Clara’s Life.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses. Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.