Sarah Ann Goss Pugh, age 72 of Gadsden, passed away on February 12, 2018.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from the Rainbow Presbyterian Church. Rev. Wade Hooper officiated.  Interment followed in the Crestwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Pugh is survived by her husband, Francis Eugene Pugh; sons, John Pugh, Daniel (Rachel) Pugh; grandsons, David Pugh, Jacob Pugh, Samuel Pollock; brother, Dr. Grady Mack (Billie) Goss; sister-in-law, Ann (Mark) Hudson; cousin, Diane Henderson; nieces, Karen Goss (Terry) Henderson, Amy Martin (David) Adams; nephew, David Martin; as well as eight great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Pugh was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Mary Goss; and sister, Glenda.
Sarah was born on November 19, 1945 in Gadsden. She graduated from Emma Samson High School. While attending Jacksonville State University, she met the love of her life, Frank. She graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, they began their 51 year marriage in 1967. She followed in the legacy of her mother, Mary Goss and taught generations of students for 31 years at Eura Brown Elementary School. A beloved educator, she was known for her kindness and her ability to not only teach children to read, but to cultivate a love of learning. Her own education continued with earning a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1972. She went on to teach at Gadsden State Community College as well as private tutoring.
Sarah lived by 1Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.” Her notes and cards were well known to cheer and comfort her loved ones and she was generous with these kind words and with the love she poured out on all who knew her.

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