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Hattie Belle Pugh passed away Saturday, January 20, at age 99. Hattie Belle was born in Marquez, Texas on August 9, 1918 to Levi and Viola Grimes. She was the youngest of 3 sisters and 6 brothers. Following graduation from Marquez High in 1936, she attended Texas State College for Women in Denton for one year. She met and married Billie R. Pugh from Corsicana, Texas in 1938 and moved to Houston in 1940. She and Billie had two sons affectionately known as Billie Ray and Bobby Lynn. In 1958 she became the Oak Forest Elementary School secretary, retiring in 1978. She was a long time member of Heights Church of Christ and subsequently Candlelight Church of Christ. She and Billie travelled by car through most of the USA. She was a collector of many things and loved her "Fun-Fun" group of teachers. She had great pride in her two sons and the absolute joy of her life were her 5 grandchildren. She was a magnificent "Ma-Ma". Hattie Belle is preceded in death by her husband, Billie R. Pugh, Sr. Hattie Belle is survived by her sons; Billie Ray Pugh, Jr., MD and his wife Paula of Fort Worth and Bobby Lynn Pugh and his wife Paula of Emory, Texas. Grandchildren; Jeff Pugh and wife Tiffany, Kelly Pugh, Blake Pugh, Brooke Canning and husband Mike, Brynne Muncy, and 4 great-grandchildren. The family is indebted to caretakers Lorraine George, Elizabeth Marek and Accredited Health Care Hospice. Special love to Donna Kominczak, Debbie Floyd, Cheryl Barta, Rusty and Alice Taylor. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation Wednesday, January 24, 5pm - 7pm at the Heights Funeral Home. The funeral is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 11am at the Heights Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow funeral service at Candlelight Church of Christ, 4215 Watonga Blvd. Houston, TX 77092. Hattie will be laid to rest at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support the Arboretum of Oak Forest Elementary School. Please make checks out to; Leather Apron Foundation, Hattie Belle Pugh Memorial, 1038 Cheshire, Houston, TX 77018.