Nellie L. Petty, 92,of Slater, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Big Bend Retreat Nursing Home in Slater.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Slater. Rev. Robert Sisney and Rev. David L. Duncan officiated. Bethany Weiker, organist, accompanied Donald Martin as he sang, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," and Gerald Gerhard as he sang, "In the Garden" and "Whispering Hope." Burial was in Washington Cemetery in Glasgow. Pallbearers were Tom Boehner, Charlie Guthrie, Stephen Allegri, John Markovich, Jeff Browning and Terry Jordan. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Slater in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Willow Springs, she was the daughter of the late Lucas and Louise Cox Jackson. In 1935, she married Thomas Dean Wilkes, who preceded her in death. On April 14, 1951, in Slater, she married Joseph A. "Putt" Petty, who preceded her in death on July 31, 1989. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater and American Legion Auxiliary. She moved to Slater in 1931 and worked for 30 years at Rice Stix Factory. She then became a checker at Charlie's Market for 12 years and Slater IGA for 25 years, until her retirement in 1995 at age 80.
She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Angenendt of Slater; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Avery and Corey Avery; and two great-great-grandchildren, Skyland Enyeart and Kahli Riley.
She was preceded in death by two grandsons, William Avery and Kenneth "Butch" Avery; five brothers; one sister; one son-in-law, Elmer Angenendt; and a close friend, George Douglas.
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