Virginia T. Paugh

August 1, 1926November 28, 2012

PAUGH, VIRGINIA TURNER PAUGH, VIRGINIA TURNER, 86 of Vestavia Hills, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at home among family and caregivers. She was born in Heflin, Alabama on August 1, 1926 and was preceded in death by her parents, Lucy and Alf Turner; her husband of 63 years, Clarence O. Paugh, and daughter, Paige Day Paugh. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Paugh Romano of Birmingham; sons, Brent H. Paugh of Atlanta, Ga., Dean M. Paugh of Birmingham; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Virginia met her husband of 63 years while attending her beloved University of Alabama, where she received her teaching degree. She taught for many years at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia and frequently enjoyed running into former students while out and about. She was a faithful member of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church for years, maintaining a close relationship with many fellow members. She was a woman well-known to care about others first with an overwhelming love for her family and friends. Virginia will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all. Special appreciation to Lottie Pippens for her long-term friendship and care of the family. And to Hope Hospice, Inc. and Homewatch Caregivers who were so helpful and caring in her final days. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Ridout's Valley Chapel. Funeral service will be a 1:00 p.m., followed by a private burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or to Big Oak Ranch. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2012

Virginia T. Paugh

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Lynn Riggins Brown

December 3, 2012

Dean and Family, I am very sorry to hear about your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with y'all during this time.

Dawn Scholl Hoffman

December 2, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. Mrs. Paugh was such a wonderful Lady and I'm so glad I got to see her at VCC recently. Love to you all.

Bill Cowan

December 2, 2012

To Dean & other family members , Mrs Paugh was a very sweet & dear friend. Her smiles & hugs will be missed by so many people that she touched.She always made me feel so special, just like a loving Mother !!!

December 2, 2012

To Brent, GayLynn, Brittany and all the Paughs,
We remember Virginia's smiling face, her kindness and tenderness when she would visit Brittany as an infant. We always enjoyed spending that special time with her in Horseshoe Bend. Our love and thoughts to all of you. All our love, Bob and Margo Biringer

George Pool

November 30, 2012

Mrs. Paugh was a very kind and dear friend. I lost my mother tragically 28 years, and she helped to fill that void. I will always remember her. She will be missed by all.

Judy and Sam Nelson

November 29, 2012

To Dean and other Paugh family, Virginia was a wonderful lady and a real joy to be around. We have missed seeing her at our regular eating places. She will be missed by many of us.