Dorothy Jean Puckett age 79 passed away Saturday morning, May 2, 2020 at her residence. She was born September 14, 1940 to her parents, the late Obie and Vera Earline Redman Certain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Puckett; step-father, Lonnie Rigsby and brother, Gordon Certain. Dorothy worked at Geny's Wholesale Florist in Nashville, volunteered with the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet and was a member of the Bright Hill United Methodist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, 2 children, Jimmy (Anita) Puckett of Smithville and Fran (Dave) Bennett of Maryville; 6 grandchildren, Mikki (Matt) Trentham, Hunter Bennett and Fiancé, Lyndsey, Kristian (Dustin) Nelson, Kidman Puckett and Fiancé, Dophcar, Lexi Bennett and Addison Puckett; 4 great-grandchildren, Lakelyn and Camden Nelson, Violet and Asher Trentham; nephews, Terry, Eric and Jeff Certain; special family, Hooper Judkins, Frances Kiaha and Erma Haun. Due to the Governor's Executive Order 30, and the recommendation of family only services and continued Social Distancing, there will be a Private Graveside Service Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Burton-Ponder Cemetery. The Graveside Service will be Live-Streamed at DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Bright Hill United Methodist Church, in memory of Ms. Dorothy. Those donations can be made by calling the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be made on the funeral home website and any sympathy cards may be mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 634, Smithville, TN 37166 and we will give them to the family. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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