Joseph Ralph Pugh, 85, of Asheboro, NC, passed Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Hinkle Hospice House. Graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, January 21, 2011, at Pleasant Cross Christian Church Cemetery; Rev. Roger Price officiating. Native of Randolph County, NC, born March 2, 1925 son of the late Joseph Harrison Pugh and Carrie Ellen Smith Pugh. Survived by his wife, Rachel Pugh, numerous nieces and nephews.