BETHANY MOURNS THE PASSING OF MARY PUCKETT

We were saddened when we learned of the death Wednesday of Mary Puckett, a longtime member of Bethany. Mary was a resident of Kennel’s Beach until the state of her health required that her family move her to the Raleigh area so they could take care of her. Her obituary follows:

Grantsboro – Mary Edwards Puckett, age 92, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at WakeMed in Raleigh. Born December 11, 1925 in Johnston County. She was a daughter of the late Luby and Eula Creech Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis E. Puckett, Sr.; son, Louis E. Puckett, Jr.; brothers, Luby Carl “L.C.” Edwards, and Sidney Edwards; and sister, Margaret Murchinson. Mary was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe, NC.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh with Rev. Torry Osgood officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Parrish Funeral Home in Selma.
Surviving are her sons, Ron Puckett and wife Via of Kennels Beach and Ray Puckett and wife Suzanne of Clayton; daughter-in-law, Ginny Puckett of Smithfield; brother, Donald Edwards and wife Joan of Pikeville; sister, Esther Merrill of Raleigh; grandchildren, Amanda Puckett, Lauren Puckett, Will Puckett, and Sarah Puckett; and great grandchild, Rocco Puckett.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Bethany Christian Church, 8126 NC-306, Arapahoe, NC 28510.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.
–Legacy.com

HANGING OF THE GREENS PREPARES CHURCH BUILDING FOR FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Members of Bethany came together Nov. 30 for the Hanging of the Greens in advance of the First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2.

Most of the decorations were retrieved from the attic prior to the event, and those at the event finished the task in about three hours, including a service at the end dedicating the decorations to the glory of God.

Thanks to the women of the church, the event began with a

meal featuring chili and accoutrements–and, of course, delicious desserts.

Photos by Mac Harris