Brenda Puckett Frye

brenda frye

September 23, 1948 ~ November 29, 2023

Born in: Moore County , North Carolina
Resided in: Carthage, North Carolina

Brenda Puckett Frye, 75, of Carthage, NC went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

Brenda was born in Moore County, September 23, 1948. She was one of five children born to the late Otis and Leatrice Puckett. She was known for her beautiful voice and enjoyed shopping sprees. She owned and operated Hillcrest Beauty Shop for 39 years and was always welcoming to those who came in. 

She was a loved sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and wife. Brenda was a faithful church member of Harmony Baptist Church where over the years she held the roles of treasurer, and choir leader. She loved singing in church and loved her hymns. 

Brenda is survived by her faithful husband of 50 years Richard M Frye, grandsons Colton (Lindsey) Talbert of Liberty, Corbin Talbert of Climax; great-granddaughter Vivian James Talbert; sister Debbie (Ronnie) Bowman of Ararat, VA; sisters-in-law Edna (Harold) Douglas and Gwynn (Leon) Phillips; brother-in-law David Frye; nephew/brother; Wayne (Wanda) Kennedy; nephews Scott & Todd Phillips, Jason & Jeremy Bowman, Frankie Puckett, David Kennedy; nieces Ashley (Matt) Davis, Hazel Blake: great-nephews & nieces Noah & Addie Davis, Ethan Bowman, Jasmine & Brianna Bowman, and Tim Blake; Wayne Kennedy, Jr.

In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by son Keith Talbert; stepmother Mozelle Puckett; sister Louise Leonard; brothers Dwight Puckett and Danny Puckett; sister-in-law Darlene Dowd; niece Lynne Johnson.

A visitation will be held at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and other times at the home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Harmony Baptist Church conducted by Pastors Dana Brewer and Tony Hancock. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery. 

Flowers are graciously accepted, or memorials can be made to Harmony Baptist Church, 3624 NC-73, West End, NC 27376.

Online condolences may be offered at 

Services entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.


Visitation: December 1, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Funeral Service: December 2, 2023 11:00 am

Harmony Baptist Church
3624 NC Highway 73
West End, NC 27376

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Brenda Puckett Frye 's name.

Harmony Baptist Church

3624 NC Highway 73

West End,


Memories Timeline


  1. So sorry to hear this sad news. I have a lot of memories of Brenda. Richard you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Richard we were so shocked to hear of Brenda’s death We have you and family in our prayers. God has an Angle that can sing his praises! Will always Remember our good times May God be with you

  3. We just loved Brenda! She was so kind to our family. She always kept my Mom, Aunt and Granny looking good! And Mom says she gave the BEST shampoo! Visiting her at the shop was always loads of fun. On a serious note, we do send our sincere sympathy to her family. She will truly be missed.
    Lynne and Randy Beck
    Shirley Cox

  4. So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. We went to school together in West End. She was a sweet person and will be missed. Prayers to her family.

  5. So sorry to hear of the passing of Brenda. Thoughts and prayers to all her family/friends. Rebecca Chriscoe

  6. We are so sorry to learn of Brandas death. We were in the area in November, went by the church that we were married that Brenda sing our wedding song. She helped Louise plan our entire wedding and we are forever grateful. Our hearts go out to the Puckett family. Although we are apart we are family and we care and love you all. Please know you are all in our thoughts. Sincerely Mike and JoAnne Leonard

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