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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hal Jay Puett, age 96, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Mr. Puett was born in Clay, North Carolina, a son to the late Gus McKinley Puett and the late Florence Wood Puett. Mr. Puett was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, the American Legion Albert Gordon Post #56, the Jefferson Rotary Club and the Unity Masonic Lodge #36. Mr. Puett was an Engineer, a graduate from Southern Tech, and was the founder and owner of the Engineered Wood Inc. for thirty years. Mr. Puett was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II. In addition to his parents, Mr. Puett was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Blackstock Puett, daughter, Gloria Puett, sisters, Helen Howell, Hildred Moore, Lorena Holsinger, brother, Ward Puett and son-in-law, George E. White III.
Survivors include his daughters, Elwanda P. White of Lilburn, Ivelyn P. Hilliard and her husband Jim of Cumming; three grandchildren, Valerie White Robinett and her husband Bobby, Alex Hilliard and his wife Maggie, Meghan H. Sitz and her husband Adam; 4 great grandchildren, Kara Robinett, Nate Robinett, Henry Sitz and Elizabeth Sitz; sister, Dixie Puett of Warne, North Carolina also survives.
The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Wayne Brown, Chaplain of American Legion Post 56, officiating. The burial will follow in the Woodbine Cemetery with Alex Hilliard, Nate Robinett, Adam Sitz, Bobby Robinett, Harvey Lance and Bob Bradberry honored as pallbearers.
The visitation for Mr. Puett will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Legion Albert Gordon Post #56, P.O.Box 861, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.
American Legion Albert Gordon Post #56
P.O.Box 861, Jefferson GA 30549