UNION — Mrs. Barbara Ford Puckett, 84, 2311 Jonesville Highway, Union, widow of Robert Puckett, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
Mrs. Puckett was born in Buffalo, S.C., Feb. 25, 1928, a daughter of the late Ernest Ford and Mae Douglas Ford. She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from the Union County Department of Social Services. Mrs. Puckett was a faithful member of Fairforest Baptist Church where she served on the Hostess Committee; enjoyed volunteering at Wallace Thomson Hospital and loved being surrounded by her family. Mrs. Puckett was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Barbara took great joy and delight in all of her family. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Hart and husband C.T. and Patti Lemaster and husband Harold, all of Union; five grandchildren, Tommy Hart and wife Wendy, David Hart, both of Union, Alicia Palmer and husband Jesse of Gaffney, Clair Doar and husband John of Greer and Greta Fuller and husband Stuart of Taylors; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Puckett was predeceased by four sisters, Jesse Wilbanks, Wilma Mayes, Inez Sumner and Allene Crocker.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Allan Gregory and Rev. Stuart Fuller. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Tommy Hart, David Hart, John Doar, Stuart Fuller, Jesse Palmer, Justin Hart, Jordan Hart and Nicholas Hart.
The following are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers: Harvey and Bobby Jean Belue, Jeanette Pharr, Joyce and Tony Gault, Pat Harmon, Tammy Pridemore, Nina and Ed Greer, Evelyn Alman, Ruby Fowler, The Hostess Committee of Fairforest Baptist Church, Dr. Coy Eatoin and Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteers.
The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to Oakmont Rehabilitation Center Nursing Staff and Therapists.
Visitation will be held 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Fairforest Baptist Church, 1917 Jonesville Highway, Union, S.C. 29379 or to a charity of one’s choice.
The family is at the home, 2311 Jonesville Highway, Union.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home