She was born in Lee County, NC on May 5, 1917 to the late Fred Walter Sloan and Mattie Johnson Sloan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Coy David Pettus; brothers, Jesse Walter Sloan and Joseph Garrett Sloan. Mrs. Pettus was a LPN and worked at the old Lee County Hospital and CCH. She graduated from Deep River High School in 1936 and from Central Carolina Community College in 1966. Mrs. Pettus served as secretary for the Julian Causey Sunday School Class and was a lifelong member at Zion Christian Church in Deep River. She volunteered with the Red Cross Blood Mobile and was a member of the Jonesboro Heights Chapter #310 order of Eastern Star and served as Past Worthy Matron and was a member of Dignus Home Extension Club. She is survived by three sons Wilson Pettus and wife Vernie of Charlotte, Robert Pettus and wife Lanelia of Sanford, Ray Pettus and wife JeanAnne of Sanford; one daughter Carol Poindexter and husband Jimmy of Raleigh; one sister Mabel Baker of Sanford, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wed., Sept. 22nd from 6 to 8 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and the funeral will be Thursday, Sept 23rd 11 AM at Zion Christian Church with Rev. Steve Johnson presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Zion Church Bldg. Fund, 23 Zion Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27330 or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 809 Wicker St., Sanford, NC 27330.