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Nila Anne Guinn Pugh, 88, a longtime resident of Atlanta died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2010, at A.G. Rhodes Nursing Home.
Born on Feb. 16, 1922, to George and Minta Guinn, she was raised and educated in Erwin. Mrs. Pugh worked as a china painter at Southern Potteries and as a clerk at Erwin Light and Power Co. and the Clinchfield Railroad. She was married to the late Mr. Charles R. Pugh Jr., a photographer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1955–1985, for 59 years.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Kyle, George and John Kermit.  Survivors include her daughter and caregiver, CharleAnne P. Sher and her fiancé, Edward Harris; sisters, Val Wadsworth and Naomi McInturff; sister-in-law, Maureen Guinn; nieces and nephews, Maurice Guinn, Melanie Shepherd, Terry Kent McInturff, Kevin McInturff, Connie Rice, Amanda Guinn, Deborah Guinn and Richard Guinn; and friends, neighbors and caregivers.
Private family graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Rembert of the Erwin Presbyterian Church officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry of Shallowford Presbyterian Church, 2375 Shallowford Road, Atlanta, GA 30345.
A. S. Turner & Sons is in charge.