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11/19/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Kevin Puckett

Leslie Kevin Puckett
(20 Aug 1969 - 15 Nov 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

We have that promised Memorial Edition this morning. 
 Kevin Puckett, son of     Les Puckett ('58) of VA, passed away suddenly in Charlottesville on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the age of 39.

  From Linda Alfrey Walker (61) of VA - 11/15/08 - "  Kevin Puckett":

I hope this reaches you. I hate to be the bearer of sad news but I just found out earlier today 
    Les Puckett ('58) lost his son, Kevin, who was only 39. My sister-in-law is his cousin. I heard only the sketchiest details. It seems he and his wife were at the gym and he collapsed. Keep Les in your prayers.
Linda Alfrey Walker (61)

   Oh, Linda, I am so sorry to learn this unspeakably sad news!  Thank you for letting us know; we'll keep Les and his family in our thoughts and prayers!

From the Charlottesville Daily Progress - 11/17/08: 

          Leslie Kevin Puckett

  Puckett, Leslie Kevin - 39, of Charlotttesville died Saturday, November 15, 2008. Arrangements with Hill and Wood Funeral Home are incomplete.

Published in the Charlottesville Daily Progress on 11/17/2008.

From the Daily Press and the Charlottesville Daily Progress - 11/19/08:     

           Leslie Kevin Puckett

    CHARLOTTESVILLE - Leslie Kevin Puckett, 39, of Charlottesville, suddenly left us on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in Greene County.

Born Aug. 20, 1969, in Newport News, VA., he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Roosevelt and Ocie Puckett; maternal grandfather, Dan Tolley; and a paternal aunt, Iva Lee Walston.

Kevin graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science and from Georgia Tech, where he received his Masters Degree. He was employed as a material planner with Continental Teves in Culpeper.
Kevin Puckett
In addition to his parents, Leslie A. Puckett and Rebecca Tolley Puckett, Kevin is survived by his wife of 11 years, Marla Adelman Puckett; his daughter, Abigail "Abbey" Puckett; his brother, Ronald D. Puckett and his companion, Kevin St. Clair; his aunt, Reva; his uncle, Foy; his maternal grandmother, Emelene Tolley; his sisters-in-law; Valarie and her husband, Matt, Pamela and her husband, Kuma; in-laws Howard and Ernestine Adelman; and many beloved cousins which include, Brenda, Neda, Judy, Janet, Pat, and Bobbi.

Kevin was a devoted father and husband and a beloved son and brother. He will greatly miss Mammy, Big Pops, Sweetsa, Brother Ron and his little Woobug. He will be missed by all.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at the funeral home.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in the Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Friends may sign the guest book at . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 11/19/2008.
Published in the Charlottesville Daily Progress on 11/19/2008.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

VERN WHEELER, Hampton, Virginia Contact Me

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Becky and Les,

Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Dee and Larry Bartram
Dee Bartram, Poquoson, Virginia Contact Me

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


You were an awesome brother-in-law and friend. Matt and I will always remember the good times we had with you...especially the laughs we shared ("Spickett," you were a trip!).

We will help be the best aunt and uncle to Abigail that we can, and will be there for Marla to support her.

We love you!

Val and Matt
Val and Matt Blaes, Richmond, Virginia Contact Me

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Averett University, Chesapeake, Virginia

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Les and Becky,
I am so sorry to hear about Kevin's sudden passing.
I know he was a wonderful son and father.
I wish I could do something to help you with this tragic loss and painful grief.
May god keep you both in his arms.
My prayers are with you both and little Abbey.
Susan Gary, Newport News, Virginia Contact Me

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dear Les & Becky,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness and grief.

Joe Drewry
Joe Drewry, Hampton, Virginia Contact Me

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Les and Becky,

My thoughts and prayers are with you upon the loss of your son Kevin. May God's Eternal Light Shine Upon Him.
Jim Wiley, Newport News, Virginia

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Marla and Abbey,
I want you to know you and your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time and in the future. It will take time to heal but having happy memories helps.
Take care of each other!
We love you at ClearPoint
God Bless, Crista Reid-Greensboro
Crista Reid, Greensboro, North Carolina

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our prayers and thoughts are you and the rest of the family.
Albemarle Dental Associates Dr. Brown, Sarah, & Pam, Charlottesville, Virginia


   Once again, our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Puckett family at this most difficult of times.

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 11/19/08 - "Obituary of interest to NNHS Class of 1958":

...     Les Puckett lost a son a few days ago...

I talked to Les yesterday and he seemed to be handling the unexpected death of his son,  Kevin, with calm and grace. Evidently, Kevin died immediately from a massive heart attack on Saturday morning while doing his routine workout at the fitness center. Les and Becky have been in Charlottesville since and Les was arranging for Kevin's organs to be made available for donation...

Contact information for Les and Becky Puckett
(is available upon request from Joe at

   Thank you so much, Joe.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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