Mrs. Willa Dean Petty

  • Mrs. Willa Dean Petty
    Mrs. Willa Dean Petty

Mrs. Willa Dean Petty, 84, of Ellijay, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

She was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Gordon County, to the late Woodrow and Cora Hughes Stover. She was a graduate of Sanford High School in Florida, a homemaker and member of the Faith Chapel Church of God of Prophecy.  

She is survived by husband, Dennis Petty; son, David Petty, of Ellijay; daughters, Dana Southern and Angela Petty, both of Ellijay; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Virgil Stover, of Trion, Edison Stover, of Kansas, Sam Stover, of Arkansas,  Edward Stover, of Kansas; sisters, Joy Hoff, of Minot, N.D., Allie Fitzgibbons, of Jasper, Wanda McArthur, of Ringgold; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Pastor Dottie Williams officiating.   

Music was by Angela Petty, Dottie Williams and the congregation.

Donations can be made to Faith Chapel Church of God of Prophecy, in memory of Mrs. Petty.

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Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.