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Irene Pugh Kirkman

d. November 24, 2021

Irene Pugh Kirkman, age 92, of Asheboro passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Randolph Health.

Mrs. Kirkman was born in Asheboro on November 22, 1929 to James Arthur and Gladys McMasters Pugh.  Irene was of the Baptist faith and an avid Tar Heel fan.  In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Pugh.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Millard Kirkman; sons, Michael Kirkman (Lucy) of Randleman and Mark Kirkman (Helen) of Asheboro; grandsons, Mitchell Kirkman of Randleman and Kevin Marshall (Rebecca) of Randleman; great grandson, Barrett Marshall of Siler City; step grandchildren, Stephanie and James Walls and Tara and Dwight Kelly; step great grandchildren, Preston Henderson, Bailey Henderson, Andrew Kelly, and Addicyn Kelly; sisters, Lois Edwards of Asheboro and Treva Routh of Goldsboro; several nieces and nephews; and her fur baby, Mickie.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Freeman officiating.  

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