August 2, 2013

Erma Puckett

— Erma Puckett, 88, of Dalton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Wood Dale Health Care Facility.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Puckett; parents, James Houston and Mattie Hammontree Owens; brothers, J.L. and Paul Owens; sister, Opal Puckett.

She was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church and also of the Whitfield County Homemakers Club, board of directors of the North Georgia Fair Association, and was a volunteer at Hamilton Medical Center for 25 years.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and John Allen of Twin Falls, Idaho, Martha and Rick Jackson of Chatsworth; son and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Debbie Puckett of Dalton; sister, Sara Lowery of Rocky Face; brother, Billy Owens of Calhoun; grandchildren, Leigh Ann Hildebrand and Jay Hildebrand, April Ryan and Chris Jackson; great-grandchildren, Roan Hildebrand-Chupp, Genevieve Hildebrand-Chupp, Sophie Jackson, Caleb and Anna Grace Ryan and Ian Hildebrand; several nieces and nephews. Very special thanks to the staff of Royal Oaks and Wood Dale Health Care centers.

The funeral will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. William Walker officiating.

Burial will be at Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from noon until the service hour at 3 p.m.  

Messages of comfort may be sent to the family at

Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton, is in charge of arrangements.