Robert H. B. Nugent, age 89 a resident of Oxford died November 1, 2009. He was a native of Ruston, La. And was the son of the late Matthew Colombus and Mary Belle Hinton Nugent. He was a 1938 graduate of Ruston High School, attended La Tech, a veteran of the Navy serving in WWII, a member of the United Brotherhood of carpenters and Joiners of America for 60 years, was owner of a construction business in the Fredericksburg area in the 1950’s for 20 years, a member of the Board of Supervisory in Spotsylvania Co. and in Carthage, Texas. for 7 years before retiring to Granville Co., NC in 1985. He was a member of Grassy Creek Baptist Church, a former member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church and the Gideon’s International.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday from the Grassy Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Johnny Armstrong. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fredericksburg, Va. with Military Rites.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Merton Douglas Nugent; a daughter, Susan Nugent Lambert of Tampa, Fl.; his granddaughter, Kathleen Michelli of baton Rouge, La., and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Olivia Nugent and a son, Frederick Nugent.
The family will receive friends following the services in the Santuary of Grassy Creek Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Grassy Creek Baptist Church New Building Fund, 9142 Grassy Creek Rd., Bullock, NC 27507 or The Gideon’s International, P. O. Box 933 Oxford, NC 27565
The family is being assisted by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. Online memorials www.gnvfh.com , select obituaries.