March 25, 2009
STARKVILLE — Orine Petty Critz, 97, died March 23, 2009, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville. Services are Thursday at 2 p.m. at Adaton United Methodist Church with the Revs. Barry Robinson and Prentiss Gordon officiating. Burial will follow at Adaton United Methodist Church Cemetery in Starkville. Visitation is Thursday for one hour prior to services at the church. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Critz was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Oktibbeha County to the late Roxie White and Lee Petty. She was a homemaker and a member of Adaton United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Barry Critz. She is survived by her daughter, Mavis C. Stennis of Starkville; son, Guy B. Critz of Starkville; sister, Mickey Graves of Columbus; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jordan and Alden Stennis, Carl and Rick Graves, David Pitalo and Sydney Petty. Memorials may be made to: The Gideons International, P.O. Box 661, West Point, MS 39773; or Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.