STARKVILLE — Moderia McCormick Petty, 93, died Oct. 16, 2020, at OCH Regional Center. A graveside memorial service will be at noon, Monday, in Memorial Garden Park of Starkville. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Petty was born to the late Walter McCormick and Tommie Gregg McCormick. She was formerly employed as a lab technician for the USDA Boll Weevil Research Lab at Mississippi State University and was a member of First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Petty; and siblings, Laurene Bright and Ophelia Reed. She is survived by her children, Cindy Johnson of Starkville, Patsy McReynolds of Russellville, Alabama and Teresa Kinkennon of Brandon; siblings, Anne Randle, Betty McIlwain and Cathy Ishee; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of MS, 800 Avery Blvd., Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on October 17, 2020
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