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Mrs. Jewell (Tootie) Puyear, 69, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2015)

She was a native of Marion County and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Benny Ray and Flora "Hootsie" Whitlock Thompson, and the widow of Calvin Puyear. She leaves eight direct living descendants. She was the mother by adoption of two children who added seven special adopted grandchildren.
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Mrs. Jewell "Tootie" Puyear departed this life on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Campbellsville at her residence.

The funeral for Mrs. Jewell "Tootie" Puyear will be Monday, September 7, 2015 at 12pmCT/1pmET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1752 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery. Bro. Donnie Blick will be officiating. Visitation will be from 4pm-7pmCT, Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Mrs. Jewell (Tootie) Puyear, 69, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2015)

She was the daughter of the late Benny Ray and Flora "Hootsie" Whitlock Thompson. She was born October 2, 1945, in Marion County, KY and departed this life on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, at the age of 69 years, 11 months, and 1 day of age.

She united in marriage to Elbert "Pee Wee" Puyear, who preceded her in death on June 16, 2015. She was also preceded in death by a son, Calvin Puyear, who died in 2010.

To this union were born two children, Judith "Sissy" Mattingly of Lebanon and the late Calvin Puyear, who preceded her in death in 2010.

She is survived by the following:

  • A daughter: Judith "Sissy" Mattingly, Lebanon, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Amanda Mattingly, Missy Mitchell and husband Michael, all of Campbellsville; and Jessie Puyear of Willisburg, KY

  • Five great-grandchildren: Haley Mitchell, Nate Mitchell, Chloe Mitchell, Peyton Mitchell, and Eli Puyear

  • Her special adopted children: Debbie Rucker and husband Timmy of Shelbyville, KY; and Michelle Vaught of Campbellsville, KY

  • Her special adopted grandchildren: Tyler and Bailey Rucker, Brittany, AJ, Michael, Keileigh and Nasha Vaught

  • Special friends: Hallie Harris and Gladys Mattingly

  • And a host of other relatives and friends

  • She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, McKenzie Puyear, and three sisters, Barbara Thompson, Bernice Thompson and Bonnie Greer. Send online condolences to the family of Mrs. Jewell (Tootie) Puyear.

    The L.R. Petty Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Road, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

    This story was posted on 2015-09-06 12:05:22
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Mrs. Jewell (Tootie) Puyear, 69, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2015)

2015-09-06 - 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Mrs. Jewell (Tootie) Puyear, 69, Taylor Co., KY (1945-2015)

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