Velma Dykes Puckett
Funeral services were held Friday, September 19, 2014, at Saulters Moore Chapel in Prentiss for Mrs. Velma Iduma Dykes Puckett, age 74, who passed away on September 15 at her residence in Prentiss. Interment followed at Greens Creek Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.
Rev. Charles Burnham officiated. Pallbearers were, Tim Davidson, Robert McLeod, Bret McLeod, Timothy J. Davidson, Billy Davidson, Aaron Dykes and Mathew Owen.
Velma was born on May 3, 1940, in Carson, MS. She was the daughter of Hulon Dykes and Irma Prine. She worked as a paralegal in Jackson for eight years and as a USM student relations counselor for five years. She was a member of the Temple Baptist church in Yazoo City.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Puckett of Prentiss; her son, Tim Davidson of Culkert, GA; her daughter, Dawn McLeod of Oakvale; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her sister, Maxine Bryant of Petal; and her brother, Lethell Dykes of Collins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.