ATLANTA - Julia Mae Crow-Puckett, 98, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, following an extended illness.
She was born August 25, 1914, the daughter of the late A. Burrough and Cecelia O'della Reed Crow of Chestnut Mountain, Hall County. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Kendall Puckett; brothers, Grady A. Crow, Cecil Crow, and Lewis Crow; and a sister, Eula Faye Shoemake.
Educated in Hall County and a graduate of Flowery Branch High School, she was of the Methodist denomination and was a member of the Druid Hills First United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Puckett worked for Rich's Department Store from the early 1940s to mid 1960s and National Acceptance Company, a division of GE Financial Services, from the mid 1960s to 1980s as a bookkeeper. She founded the first Cub Scout Troop in Flowery Branch and served as the first Den Mother. She was a Life and Charter Member of Unity Chapter No. 549, Order of the Eastern Star, in College Park, for over 35 years and served a station every year until her health failed. She was given the honor of serving as an Appointive Grand Officer in the Symphony of Praise Grand Family, 1996-1997, serving as Grand Chapter "Mama."
Survivors include her loving son, Larry Puckett, Atlanta; sisters-in-law, Larue Crow, Flowery Branch, and Irene Puckett, Tucker; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 10, from the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Flowery Branch City Cemetery. Mr. Robert Allen will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502, or A.G. Rhodes Nursing Home, c/o Wesley Woods, 1819 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
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