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Cecil Ezmal Puckett

Mr. Cecil Ezmal "Zeke" Puckett, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, August 15, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Mardell Brown Puckett; and sister, Georgia Ann Payne. He is survived by his: Wife of 58 years: Mrs. Arlene Howington Puckett, Buford, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Belinda and Milton Smith, Snellville, GA; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Jeff and Rhonda Puckett, Sugar Hill, GA; Grandchildren: Traci Smith, Lawrenceville, GA, Scott and Candice Smith, Smyrna, GA, Tommy Puckett, Sarasota, FL, Charlie and Nelson Perry, Greenville, SC, Brian Krause, Sugar Hill, GA, Haley Krause, Sugar Hill, GA; Great Grandchildren: Tiffany Perry, Davis Smith; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Harold and Carrie Mae Puckett, Gainesville, GA, Walter and Donna Jean Puckett, Buford, GA; Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law: Al and Alver Minkwitz, Long Island, NY, Oren and Claudia Stephens, Cumming, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Puckett was born September 1, 1924 in Gwinnett County, GA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, 308th Corp of Engineers, 83rd Infantry Division, and a member of the Buford American Legion Post No. 127. He was a retired automobile mechanic and he had also worked for Camp Steel Company in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill where he was also a member of the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class with Marion Skelton as the teacher. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 18, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill a/k/a The Family Church with Dr. Richard Mark Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Sugar Hill, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class will serve as honorary escort and will meet at the Church by 3:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Embracing Hospice Care, 2160 Fountain Drive, S. W., Snellville, GA 30078 or your favorite charity in memory of Mr. Cecil Ezmal Puckett. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.flaniganfuneralhome.com