Age: 50

Sidney L. Puckett, 50, of McDonough, passed away Wednesday, Aug., 2011, after fighting a courageous battle against multiple sclerosis. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m., at Horis A. Ward’s Fairview Chapel. Sidney served our country in the U.S. Air Force and will later be inurned at the Georgia National Cemetery, in Canton. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Paula J. Puckett, of McDonough; parents, Hazel and Ronnie Puckett, of McDonough; brothers, Dennis Puckett, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Barry Puckett, of Dacula, Ga.; three nephews; one niece; one great-niece and one great-nephew. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 10 a.m., to 11 a.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The National MS Society-GA Chapter, 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite E101, Atlanta, Ga. 30338. Online condolences may be offered at: www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel is in charge of arrangements, (770) 474-1231.