Frances Helena Puckett

Published 10:10 am Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Frances Helena Puckett, 89, of Elizabeth City, died April 14, 2020 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born in Pomona, Calif. on August 21, 1930 to the late Andrew McGlenn Buchanan and Edith Smith Buchanan Dirckx, she was the widow of Thomas E. Puckett. Prior to moving to Elizabeth City, she resided in Camarillo and Lancaster, Calif. She attended Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. and worked as a retail clerk in the grocery business.

She is survived by children Ronald M. Houts of Lancaster, Calif., Teresa M. Houts of Metarie, La., Steven M. Houts of Elizabeth City and Scott E. Puckett of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; sister Clovis Buchanan Fenn of Flintridge-La CaƱada, Calif.; grandchildre Matthew Houts and Andrew Houts; and a great grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by son Timothy M. Houts (twin to Teresa) and brother Olvin J. Buchanan (Sonny Boy).

Burial will be in Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Calif. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is serving the Puckett family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at

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