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Martha Mable Pettry

May 27, 1927 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Martha Pettry Obituary

Rejoice with us! That a long-time servant of the Most High God went HOME to be with her Lord! Martha Mable Pettry of Sundial WV went home to be with Lord on February 16th, 2024 at the home of her daughter Bonny Dickens. She was born on May 27, 1927 and was 96 years old on the day she crossed over. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Howard Kenneth “Kenny” Pettry, parents William Mitchell Parton and Mary Mildred Parton, daughter Linda Lou Aliff, two sons in laws Estil Wayne “Butch” Aliff (Linda), Jerry Lee Dickens (Bonny), three brothers Jesse Parton, Guy Lewis Parton, Glenn Parton, two sisters Edna Mae Bailey (Parton), and Josie Louise Sesco (Parton). Martha had five children according to traditional view but was a mother to so many. Daughter Linda Lou Aliff (Butch) of Horse Creek WV, son Howard Kenneth Pettry Jr (Rebecca) of Sundial WV, daughter Bonny Dickens (Jerry) of Bolt WV, son Ricky Pettry (companion Cathy) of Sundial WV, daughter Martha Pettry (Phil) of Colcord WV and two granddaughters raised as daughters Kim Canterbury of Beaver WV, and Melinda “sissy” Bowman (Mark) of Horse Creek WV. A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, beloved friends, and church family. She was one of a kind, known for her big heart, love of the Lord, and her tell it like it was way. She did many things in her long life including many jobs she worked in Chicago Ill, where her and Kenny spent many years.  she was best known in the community for the 25 plus years that she and Kenny spent as owners and operators of the Sundial tavern. She touched so many lives and was a joy to any church service she attended. She was a walking testimony! She was dearly loved by all who knew her and she will be missed. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 2 pm for family and friends in the Miller Cemetery Rock Creek, WV with Pastor Tobie Hilderbrand officiating. In place of flowers, we are asking people to make donations to the Beckley Hospice House or Divine Direction soup kitchen in Whitesville WV. 


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Graveside Service
February 21, 2024

2:00 PM
Miller Cemetery (Rock Creek)


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