Ed Puckett

IUKA – Ed Puckett, 81, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at ECM Hospital in Florence, Ala. He was a member and deacon of New Salem Baptist Church for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening, Ole Miss sports, and spending time and doing activities with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at New Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Ted Vafeas and Bro. Ron Norvell officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Linda South Puckett of Iuka; one son, Michael Puckett (Rhonda) of Iuka; one daughter, Sherree Stephens (Terry) of Iuka; two brothers, Roy Puckett of Burnsville and Ernest Puckett (Tina) of Iuka; one sister, Shirley Smith (Bill) of Bolivar, Tenn.; and four grandchildren, Leigh Anne Stephens of Denver, Colo., Derek Stephens (Carrie) of Oxford, Carlee Puckett of Iuka and Eli Puckett of Iuka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Emma Puckett; and his two brothers, C.I. and John Puckett.
Pallbearers will be James Lowell Barnes, Greg McGee, Jerry South, Keith Puckett, Dusty Puckett, Scotty Arnold, Josh Barnes and Phillip South. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of New Salem Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at New Salem Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Salem Baptist Church Building Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Mar. 14, 2014