Vada Puckett

Vada Ward Puckett, age 90, a beloved member of the South Fulton community, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020. An outdoor celebration of life was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenlea Cemetery Veterans Memorial in Fulton, Kentucky. Pastor Nancy Varden officiated, and music was provided by Felicia Lightner. Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton was in charge of arrangements. Vada was the wife of Carl (Sonny) Puckett Jr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2014. She was highly esteemed and well respected by her friends and family. She was hard working, energetic, and creative. To those who knew her, she was encouraging and compassionate. Vada lived life to the fullest. Her faith was an integral part of her life, and she was a lifetime member of the Fulton First United Methodist Church. Vada loved the restaurant business and was dedicated to serving the people of this area through their restaurants. She and Sonny previously owned Café Capones in downtown Fulton. The Puckett’s other restaurants included The Barn Restaurant and The Park Terrace Restaurant of South Fulton. Vada’s passion and priority in life was her family. Her family includes a daughter, Dana Puckett Fredrick of South Fulton; two sons, David (Jackie) Puckett of Mayfield, Kentucky and Phil Puckett (Kim) of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren. Lauren Casta (Carl) of Jacksonville, Florida, Lindsey Fredrick (Aaron) of Memphis, Josh Puckett (Kelly) of Dallas, Natalie Chalmers (Charlie) of Blacksburg, Virginia and Neal (Adrianne), Cam (Alicia), and Bo (Mia) Puckett of Dallas; and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Neal and Maude Ward; a sister, Elizabeth Coplen; and a brother, William H. Ward. The family requests that in lieu of flowers and gifts, please send any memorials to the Fulton First United Methodist Church, Fulton, KY, 200 Carr Street, Fulton, KY 42041. Donations in memory of Vada can also be made on the church’s website or by dropping a donation at the church office. Online tributes may be left at

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