Dorothy Nell Henderson Pettie
January 7, 1927 -
July 24, 2020

Visitation

July 27, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Serviceย 

July 28, 2020
10:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Dorothy Nell Henderson Pettie, age 93 of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Stewart Cemetery, beside her devoted husband of 50 years, James Austin Pettie.

Mrs. Pettie was born on January 7, 1927 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Worthie and Annie Nell Koonce Henderson. Dorothy loved her church family and was a member of Liberty Church of Christ. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, sewing, studying her Bible, watching baseball, and attending Atlanta Braves ball games. Mrs. Pettie never met a stranger during her 38 years of owning and operating Pettie Grocery. There was mutual love and respect at Pettie Grocery between Mrs. Pettie and her customers. She retired in 2008 at the age of 81. Dorothy passed away on July 24, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Survivors include her children, Vickie (Tommy) Taylor, Sherri Hatley, Jimmy Pettie, and Gordon (Karen) Pettie all of Fayetteville; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; and brothers, Lex and J.W. Henderson. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Pettie was preceded in death by her sons, James Bartlett Pettie, and Donny Pettie; daughter, Annelle Pettie Perry; grandsons, Joshua Austin Pettie, and Jeremy Lee Hatley; sisters, Lillie Mae Owens, Betty Henry and Maudie Jean Henderson; and brother, Charles Nelson Henderson.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Dorothy Nell Henderson Pettie.

In accordance with State of Tennessee Executive Order issued by Governor Bill Lee, social gatherings are limited to no more than 50 participants. For your safety we recommend face coverings, 6 feet social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and remaining home if you feel sick. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

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19 Comments

  1. Lisa D Gonzalez(Betty Henry's daughter)

    Jimmy, Vickie, Sherri, Bubba and families. My thoughts and prays are with you at this time. It is glorious that Aunt Dorothy is now in a beautiful place that we can only image. I can see her smiles in my memories of visits in Fayetteville. Much Love to you all.๐Ÿ’›

    Reply
  2. Darryl Whitt

    Sherri,Vickie,Jimmy,Gordon & families my deepest prayers to you all.Memories of going in the store as I grew are nothing but nice fond memories.Bless you all.My deepest condolences,Darryl Whitt

    Reply
  3. NANCY WASHBURN

    Jimmy, Gordon and family so sorry for the loss of your mother,you have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  4. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are sorry for the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply
  5. Karen Gilluam

    Very sorry to learn of Mrs. Pettieโ€™s death. I knew her Mom and Dad as well as one of her nephews. My sympathy to all.

    Reply
  6. Bea Spray

    I’m so sorry for your loss; your family is in my thoughts & prayers. Your mom was always so nice; it didn’t matter how many came to your house; she always welcomed them.
    Bea Spray

    Reply
  7. Melissa McCool

    To the Family
    I am sorry for your loss of dear sweet Mrs. Dorothy. I remember when I would bring her snacks when she was in skill care. She always such a kind lady. She certainly will be missed. Love and prayers to you all.

    Reply
  8. DeLane Grissom

    Vickie so sorry for the loss of your mom . Prayers for comfort and healing .

    Reply
  9. Maryse McBride Buck

    I am sorry for your loss. I remember visiting the Store growing up.. Mrs. Pettie was always a sweet Lady.

    Reply
  10. Beverly Brown- Hadley

    Always loved your mom, may God grant her eternal peace, stay strong ” Bubba”

    Reply
  11. Kathy Lowks

    My sincere condolences to all of the family and friends of Mrs. Pettie.
    May you find comfort in the arms of our Heavenly Father. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

    Reply
  12. Delphine & Thomas Hockett

    Sorry to hear of Mrs. Pettie’s passing. She has gained her just crown. Beautiful woman and always so kind to us.

    Reply
  13. Rhonda Wilbanks Honey

    My heart and love goes out to your family… I pray God gives you comfort and peace in the days to come…your mom was a blessing a true sweet joyous southern belle ….

    Reply
  14. Connie Arnold

    Sherri &family sorry for y’alls lost.Prayers and thoughts are with the family Connie Arnold

    Reply
  15. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Vickie, Sherry, Jimmy and Gordon and families, We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. May you find peace and comfort by knowing others are thinking of you and praying for you at this time. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  16. Sandy (Lyell) Lamcaster

    Sherri, Vickie, Bubba, I am so sorry to hear of Mother’s passing. She was a great lady. Yall have been part of my family for many years. Love. Yall and I am praying for peace.

    Reply
  17. Bobby&Pam Gray

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    Reply
    • Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

      Gordon, Karen and all the family. So sorry to learn of your momโ€™s passing. U have been so blessed to have a loving Christian mother and have had her love for this long. She had gone to her Father and rest , sincerely

      Reply
  18. William Reed

    Jimmy, I am sorry for the loss of your mother! My prayers are with you and your family!
    Bill Reed (from high school).

    Reply

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19 Comments

  1. Lisa D Gonzalez(Betty Henry's daughter)

    Jimmy, Vickie, Sherri, Bubba and families. My thoughts and prays are with you at this time. It is glorious that Aunt Dorothy is now in a beautiful place that we can only image. I can see her smiles in my memories of visits in Fayetteville. Much Love to you all.๐Ÿ’›

    Reply
  2. Darryl Whitt

    Sherri,Vickie,Jimmy,Gordon & families my deepest prayers to you all.Memories of going in the store as I grew are nothing but nice fond memories.Bless you all.My deepest condolences,Darryl Whitt

    Reply
  3. NANCY WASHBURN

    Jimmy, Gordon and family so sorry for the loss of your mother,you have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  4. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are sorry for the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply
  5. Karen Gilluam

    Very sorry to learn of Mrs. Pettieโ€™s death. I knew her Mom and Dad as well as one of her nephews. My sympathy to all.

    Reply
  6. Bea Spray

    I’m so sorry for your loss; your family is in my thoughts & prayers. Your mom was always so nice; it didn’t matter how many came to your house; she always welcomed them.
    Bea Spray

    Reply
  7. Melissa McCool

    To the Family
    I am sorry for your loss of dear sweet Mrs. Dorothy. I remember when I would bring her snacks when she was in skill care. She always such a kind lady. She certainly will be missed. Love and prayers to you all.

    Reply
  8. DeLane Grissom

    Vickie so sorry for the loss of your mom . Prayers for comfort and healing .

    Reply
  9. Maryse McBride Buck

    I am sorry for your loss. I remember visiting the Store growing up.. Mrs. Pettie was always a sweet Lady.

    Reply
  10. Beverly Brown- Hadley

    Always loved your mom, may God grant her eternal peace, stay strong ” Bubba”

    Reply
  11. Kathy Lowks

    My sincere condolences to all of the family and friends of Mrs. Pettie.
    May you find comfort in the arms of our Heavenly Father. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

    Reply
  12. Delphine & Thomas Hockett

    Sorry to hear of Mrs. Pettie’s passing. She has gained her just crown. Beautiful woman and always so kind to us.

    Reply
  13. Rhonda Wilbanks Honey

    My heart and love goes out to your family… I pray God gives you comfort and peace in the days to come…your mom was a blessing a true sweet joyous southern belle ….

    Reply
  14. Connie Arnold

    Sherri &family sorry for y’alls lost.Prayers and thoughts are with the family Connie Arnold

    Reply
  15. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Vickie, Sherry, Jimmy and Gordon and families, We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. May you find peace and comfort by knowing others are thinking of you and praying for you at this time. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  16. Sandy (Lyell) Lamcaster

    Sherri, Vickie, Bubba, I am so sorry to hear of Mother’s passing. She was a great lady. Yall have been part of my family for many years. Love. Yall and I am praying for peace.

    Reply
  17. Bobby&Pam Gray

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    Reply
    • Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

      Gordon, Karen and all the family. So sorry to learn of your momโ€™s passing. U have been so blessed to have a loving Christian mother and have had her love for this long. She had gone to her Father and rest , sincerely

      Reply
  18. William Reed

    Jimmy, I am sorry for the loss of your mother! My prayers are with you and your family!
    Bill Reed (from high school).

    Reply

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