December 21, 1933 - January 8, 2022
Dolly Schwitzerlett Pettry, 88, of 221 Williams Road, Rustburg died Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Runk and Pratt of Forest. She was the wife of the late Joey Lee Pettry. She was born December 21, 1933 in Gretna, a daughter of the late Samuel Schwitzerlett and Myrtle Irby Schwitzerlett. She was the executive secretary to the President of The Lane Company for 15 years, then moved on to become the executive secretary to the President of Sweet Briar College for another 15+ years before moving on to the position of Secretary for Rustburg Baptist Church, ultimately retiring in 1992. Dolly loved working in her yard and gardening, she was involved with the Lynchburg Garden Club and "Red Hat Society", she loved traveling and going on trips, whether to Hawaii or close to home but above all she loved her family, immediate and extended, where she had special places in her heart for each and every one of them. She is survived by her son, Kirk Weldon Pettry, his wife Angela of Rustburg and GrandDaughter Bailey C. Pettry of Lynchburg; two remaining brothers, Walter Schwitzerlett and his wife, Nancy of Rosedale VA and Oscar Schwitzerlett and his wife, Liza of Beaver WV; one remaining sister, Dorothy Jacobs of Gretna; and numerous nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00.am., Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Cumbie Memorial Cemetery, Rustburg by the Rev. Rick Cole of the Rustburg Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm., Friday at Finch and Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Alzheimer's Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter, 355 Rio Road West, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Please visit the online tribute at www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com to share a memory or send a condolence to the family.
Dolly Schwitzerlett Pettry, 88, of 221 Williams Road, Rustburg died Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Runk and Pratt of Forest. She was the wife of the late Joey Lee Pettry. She was born December 21, 1933 in Gretna, a daughter of the late Samuel... View Obituary & Service Information
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