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Elmo Nell Petty, Adair County, KY (1936-2013)

He was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church, and was owner and operator of Petty's Supply and Petty's Body Shop. He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident at the time of his death. He was the son of rhe late Olzy & Hulse Campbell. His marriage to Jeanetta Marie Turner Petty, who survives, endured 58 years. He was the patiarch of a large highly regarded Adair County family. He leaves a total of 10 direct and step descendants.
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Elmo Nell Petty age 76 years of the Flatwoods community Columbia, KY passed away Sunday October 6, 2013 at 2:53amCT at Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Lonny Karnes and Bro. Larry Wisdom the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery, 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 12pm noon CT, Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Pallbearers: Brett Reliford, Andrew Reliford, Eric Jennings, Timothy Jennings, Dale Petty, Kenneth Jennings, James Judd, Steve Campbell, Bro. Troy Elmore, Kenny Tarter and Lyndell Petty.

Honorary pallbearers are not mentioned because of innumerable friends & associates.

Elmo Nell Petty, Adair County, KY (1936-2013)

He was born on Saturday, December 5, 1936 in Adair County, KY, passed into eternity October 6, 2013, at the age of 76 years, 10 months, and 1 day. He was the son of the late Olzy & Hulse Campbell Petty.

He was preceded in death by a son in 1956, a daughter Cathy Gay Petty in 1974, his step-mother Lelah Campbell Petty and a brother Malcolm Petty.

Survived by his wife of 58 years Jeanetta Marie Turner Petty of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • A daughter Judy (David) Reliford, of Columbia, KY

  • A son: Nathan (Linda) Jennings of Columbia, KY

  • Four grandsons: Brett (Heather) Reliford; Andrew (Bethany) Reliford; Eric (Alexis) Jennings; and Timothy (Julie) Jennings

  • One great grandson: Brantley Case Jennings

  • Three step-great grandchildren
He was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church, and was owner and operator of Petty's Supply and Petty's Body Shop.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of Gideons Bibles or a donation to the church of your choice.

Send a condolence to the family of Elmo Petty

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Elmo Nell Petty, Adair County, KY (1936-2013)

2013-10-07 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Elmo Nell Petty, Adair County, KY (1936-2013)

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