Dorothy Irene Aldridge Petty was born on March 19, 1932 in Lyon County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Orby and Nellie Blankenship Aldridge.
On March 27,1951, she was united in marriage to James Claude Petty, who preceded her in death on February 10, 2007.
Dorothy retired from Savannah Manufacturing. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Pickwick, Tennessee. Dorothy loved flowers, hummingbirds, and wind chimes.
Dorothy departed this life on March 12, 2023 in Somerville, Tennessee at the age of 90 years, 11 months, and 21 days.
She is survived by her daughter, Andreda Bakney of Iuka Mississippi; sons, James R. Petty of Hickory Valley, Tennessee and Gary Petty (Mary) of Humbolt, Tennessee; and sister, Donna Vinson of Princeton, Kentucky; grandchildren, Biranda, Shanna, Alysia, Kecia, Megan, and Jeff; 12 great grandchildren and one on the way; 2 great great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death her husband, James Claude Petty; daughter, Glenda Lovett; sisters, Anne Powell and Arnella Oliver; and brother, Tom Aldridge.