Helen Pettrey
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 Dills Browning.

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 as pallbearers.

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 family online condolences, please visit