Graveside services for James Donald Lee Pugh, age 63, of Forsyth, Mo., were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., with Steve Maples officiating. Military honors were conducted by U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood. Arrangements were under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson. He died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Skaggs Regional Health Center, Branson. He was born on September 4, 1948 in Cullman County, Alabama, the son of Franklin and Mary Freeman Pugh. He was retired from the U.S. Army where he served 25 years for his country. He was also a U.S. Postal employee. Survivors are his wife, Betty Wood Pugh of the home, two daughters, Patricia Pugh of Springfield, Mo., and Michelle Pugh of Forsyth, Mo., and three brothers. Please visit the web site at to leave online condolences.