January 2, 2008
PRINCETON – Helen L. Pettrey, 73, of Princeton, died
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at Charleston Area Medical
Center. Born September 7, 1934 at McComas, she was the
daughter of the late William Grat Browning and Ethel Myra
Mrs. Pettrey was a homemaker and a member of the Lord
Jesus Tabernacle in Bluefield. She was a loving mother and
was always happy and smiling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Daniel C. “Pedie” Pettrey; three brothers,
Walter Browning, Johnny Browning and Roy Browning; and
five sisters, Mary Ellen Dingus, Hazel Schultz, Lucille
Ramos, Lillian Boothe and Aliene Browning.
Survivors include one son, Larry Pettrey of Princeton; two
daughters, Debra Thompson and her husband Chris of Athens
and Sandy Lucas of Princeton; two brothers, W.G. “Willis”
Browning and his wife Nilene of Spanishburg and Junior
Browning and his wife Dottie of Mechanicsville, VA; one
sister, Irene Riffe and her husband Everett of Logan; 10
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday,
January 6, 2008 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of
the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev.
Ralph Decker officiating. Interment will follow at the
Pettrey Cemetery at Pettrey. Family and friends will serve
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Princeton Health Care Center, 315 Courthouse Rd.,
Princeton, WV 24740.
Friends may call Saturday, January 5, 2008 from 6-8 p.m.
at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. To send the
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