Lorene Petty

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Lorene Petty

Lorene Petty, 100, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Piggott, Ark., went home to be with her Lord on May 16, 2017. Mrs. Petty was born to Barney and Ilah Morrisett on March 26, 1917, in Boydsville, Ark. She graduated high school and married Dallas Petty in 1944, and he preceded her in death in 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents; sisters LouVinnie Bradberry and Delona Spinks, and brothers Richard and Norman Morrisett.

She is survived by her daughter, Sula Mills; a granddaughter, Ursula Roman (Josh); and great-granddaughters Baylor and Mallory Roman. Also surviving are brother-in-law Ralph (Mary) Featherston of Rector, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Clara Mae Featherston of Marmaduke and Wilma Featherston of Greenway; brother-in-law, Buryl (Sharron) Petty of Greenway; and her sisters-in-law, Della (Robert) Jackson, of Piggott, Mary Rose, Viola and Edna.

Mrs. Petty enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and spending time with her family and friends. She was the vet and doctor of the family and was well known for her cooking with her specialty being pies and chocolate rolls. She was very active at Shady Grove Baptist Church while living in Piggott.

In the 1950s she had a rural Avon route, delivering Avon in her new 1952 green Ford pick up truck. She never encountered a challenge she didn't conquer.

Mrs. Petty loved her birthday celebrations, especially her 100th birthday party, which she celebrated on March 26, 2017.

Visitation was held the morning of Saturday May 20, with funeral services following at noon, at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the Mitchell Cemetery, Greenway, Ark.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, was in charge of the arrangements.