Dorothy Fay Puckett

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dorothy Fay Puckett, 77, of Caraway, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Born in Leake County, Miss., on Dec. 24, 1941, Dorothy lived most of her life in Caraway and Keiser where she and her husband Jim Puckett owned and operated Puckett’s Grocery in both communities for many years. After selling the grocery stores Dorothy worked several years for H&W Wire Manufacturing in Osceola as well as the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office. Dorothy was of the Baptist faith and her greatest joy in life was helping others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Vaudine Anderson Stevens Grambling; husband Jim Puckett; son Wayne Puckett; granddaughter Kelly Puckett; three brothers, William Stevens, David Stevens and Jessie Stevens; sister Louise Christensen.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tony Stubblefield of Jonesboro; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Puckett Rogers of Keiser; two grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Jessica Stubblefield of Caraway and Angie and Perry Dixon of Jonesboro; and five great-grandchildren, Peyton and Kendall Stubblefield of Caraway, Paxton and Greyson Dixon of Jonesboro and Jesse Burks of Keiser.

A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Caraway. A funeral service will follow visitation in the church with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating. A committal service will be in Caraway Cemetery with Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro in charge of arrangements.

For lasting memorials the family asks that consideration be given to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 400 East St., Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Online registry: www.emerson