James A. Puett, 88, of Tate St., Morganton, NC died Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the Burke Palliative Care Center. Born April 6, 1922, he was the son of the late Lloyd Edgar Puett and Laura Mossie Weeks Puett. James was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served in the European Theater. He was a member of North Morganton United Methodist Church. James worked as knitter for Full Fashion Hosiery Mill and then retired as a Health Care Supervisor at Broughton Hospital.James is survived by his wife, Mabel Kincaid Puett of the home; a daughter, Licata Puett Wagner of the home; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bobby A. Puett of Tucson, AZ.In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Puett Roberts, and brothers, Lloyd Weeks Puett and Howard Puett.The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17, 2010 at North Morganton United Methodist Church with Rev. Neil Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park with military honors provided by Valdese American Legion Post #234. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to North Morganton United Methodist Church, 990 Sanford Dr., Morganton, NC 28655 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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