Miss Lucy Pearl Petty of Lafayette and a longtime homemaker of the Russell Hill Community, died at the age of 86 at 2:26 p.m. Saturday afternoon May 16, 2020 at the Palace in Red Boiling Springs where she had made her home since October 22, 2009. After leaving the family home in the Russell Hill Community in 1992, she moved to the Golden Oaks retirement complex in Lafayette.
Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted Tuesday afternoon May 19th at 1 p.m. by her pastor, Eld. Jason Goad. Burial followed in the Garden of the Cross at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
The sixth of nine children and having never married, she was born Lucy Pearl Petty in the Russell Hill Community on October 22, 1933 and was one of five daughters and three sons of the late Walter Berry Petty who died at the age of 80 on July 21, 1981 and Myrtle Bell Mormon Petty who died at the age of 84 on February 09, 1992.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, William Howard Petty who died July 14, 1928 at the age of eight months and by a sister, Willie Belle Petty Mathews who died February 25, 1979 at the age of 49.
Miss Petty was saved at the age of 18 in August of 1952 and was baptized into the full fellowship of the Russell Hill Missionary Baptist Church where she remained a member until death.
Surviving are her four sisters, Beatrice Petty Sneed of the Russell Hill Community, Pauline Petty Bilbrey and husband Joe of Lafayette, Mable Petty Cothron of the Old Bottom Community in Macon County, Ellen Petty Bennett of the Rock City Community, two brothers, Robert Petty and wife Patty of the Union Camp Community, David Petty and wife Rose of Lafayette.