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Martha Jane Petty October 22, 1945 - June 20, 2017

Martha Jane Petty, 71, of Southaven, MS, was born October 22, 1945 in Memphis, TN and passed away June 20, 2017 at her home.  She was a member of Greenbrook Baptist Church in Southaven.  Mrs. Petty loved the great outdoors, fishing, gardening, and Atlanta Braves baseball.  She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Wayne Petty of Southaven; two daughters, Joyce Slais and her husband, Joe and Wanda Elmore, all of Horn Lake, MS; one sister, Mary Reeves of Southaven; four grandchildren, Brittany Graves and her husband, John, Bradley Slais, Melissa Johnson, and Josh Elmore; and seven great grandchildren, Nathan Graves, Mason Graves, Rilan Graves, Brayson Slais, Kaitlin Gray, Kaleb Gray, and Kaylix Green.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 12 p.m. until the service begins at 2 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.  Burial will follow in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.  The family requests that any memorials be made to Greenbrook Baptist Church.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Twin Oaks Funeral Home

Thursday, June 22, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Twin Oaks Funeral Home

Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens


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    Wanda, your youngest daughter says

    Mama, our family has grown a few more since you’ve been gone… Josh and Heaven had their first child…a beautiful baby boy that looks just like Josh did when he was little and his name is Jace Allen and he was born on your and Daddy’s anniversary… which lets me know that you have already seen Jace and I know you held him before any of us did and that makes me happy because babies are a special gift from God and I know you are with God on Heaven and that helps me every single day… it’s been 4yrs since I’ve seen your sweet and beautiful lil face or got one of those sweet Mama hugs…I love and miss you so much and this has been extremely hard for me…I miss your face, your smile, the way that only YOU could calm me down…I miss your wonderful advice…i 💯% just miss you in general… There is not one day that goes by that I do not think of you you are always on my mind always and my heart and I will carry you with me for always.. I love you Mom and I miss you more than words could ever ever express.. and as we always said it’s not goodbye it’s only until.. I love you my beautiful little mama

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    Wanda Petty Elmore says

    Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I miss you Mama so much and I love you with all of my heart…I know we will be together again one day…as we always said, this isn’t goodbye, it’s until…

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    Avery King says

    Wayne, I just read about your wife, so sorry my friend. May God grant peace Hope to see you again some day.
    Avery (jr) King

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    Brittany Graves says

    My sweet sweet granny… I love and miss you so much! Fly high gurney!

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