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Jerry Lee "Bear" Paugh

August 30, 1963 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 56)


Jerry Lee “Bear” Paugh, 56, of Oakland, MD, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at his home.

Born August 30, 1963, in Oakland, he was the son of Sylvia (Dixon) Paugh, Swanton, MD, and the late Wade Paugh. He was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Bonnie; step-grandson, Bucky; a brother, Randy Paugh.

Jerry worked as a surface miner and also at the wash plant at Mettiki Coal Company.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Tammy Yuzva-Paugh; one son, Mason Wade Paugh, Swanton; one daughter, Rachel Bernice Paugh, Oakland; and from his previous marriage, two step-daughters, Veronica and Jessica and their children and grandchildren; four step-children, eleven step-grandchildren, and one step-great grandchild; two brothers, Rusty Paugh, Deer Park, MD; Bill Paugh, Swanton; half-sister, Barbara (Paugh) Walters, TN.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD, 21550, on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m.  For safety precautions, it is recommended to wear a mask and please honor the social distancing guideline. At Jerry’s request, he will be cremated following visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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June 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Oakland
1100 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550

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