Mrs.Barbara Niamat, age 65,of Ocala FL passed away April 13, 2011, at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Florida. Barbara was born February 28, 1946 in Meridian, MS to Tracy and Evelyn Puckett. Visitation will be 10:30 til 11:30 Tuesday morning at Newton County Funeral Home South & from 1:30 til 2:30 at Chunky Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be 2:30 at Chunky Baptist Church with the Rev. John Downing, Rev. Jason Kaminiski, & Rev. Wayne Campbell officiating. Internment will be in Blue Springs Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Scott Gressett, Anthony Gressett, Matt Gallaspy, Tra Monroe, Adam Herd, & Brandon Herd.
Barbara was a beloved wife, sister, and daughter always ready to care for her family. She lived a very full life in many countries around the world. She worked at Newton County Bank, the FBI in Washington DC, and with Diamond M Oil in Houston, TX. She was a star athlete and avid golfer having won many women's golf tournaments.
She was a member of College Road Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida serving as clerk, video screen operator for morning service, and interim secretary.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Samos Niamat of Ocala, FL; her mother, Evelyn Rhodes Puckett of Chunky, MS; sisters, Diann (Jim) Gallaspy of Seymour, TN, Sandra (Bill) Gressett of Chunky, MS, Sharon Monroe of Dalewood, MS, and Regina (Brandon) Herd of Florence, MS; granddaughter, Samantha Niamath of Baltimore, MD; nephews, Scott Gressett, Anthony Gressett, Matt Gallaspy, Tra Monroe, and Adam Herd; nieces, Misti Harris, Anna Herd and Aimee Herd; and four great nephews, and nieces and many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Tracy Puckett and grandparents, Tom and Annie Rhodes, and Harvey and Elizabeth Puckett. Memorials may be given to College Road Baptist Church, Ocala, FL. Newton County Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements.