Mrs. Ruby Mae Hatcher Puckett, age 81 of Stuart, passed away December 31, 2023, at Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy, North Carolina. She was born in Montgomery County on August 3, 1942, to the late Moir J. and Mildred Hughes Hatcher. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Puckett was preceded in death by her husband, James Warren “Bill” Puckett; a sister, Mary Alice Plasters; and a son-in-law, Gary Roberson. She was a Godly woman who was a member of New Hope Church of the Brethren where she loved singing in the choir. She loved everyone. She enjoyed dressing every day as if she was going to church, taking pride in herself and everything around her. She loved being called Nannie by her grandson and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Puckett is survived by her daughter, Linda Roberson of Stuart; a grandson, Chad J. Francis (Amyjoe); two great-grandchildren, Adley Mae Francis and James Braxton Francis; two sisters-in-law, Ann Pendleton and Bernice Puckett, both of Stuart; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Puckett will be held Friday, January 5, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. at New Hope Church of the Brethren with Pastor Rick Randall officiating. Burial will follow in the John Puckett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is handling the arrangements, and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.