Obituary for Doris Petty of Pinebluff

Mrs. Doris Petty of Pinebluff, NC completed her earthly journey on March 6, 2024. She passed at First Health Hospice House from a long illness surrounded by her loving family.

Born Doris Wayne Mason, she was the 4th child of 14 children born to Harvey B. & Ollie Smith Mason of Columbus, Mississippi on February 17, 1935.

Doris was a homemaker and had been employed by First Health Moore Regional Hospital as a switchboard operator.

She was preceded in death by her first husband John W. (Bill) McRae, her parents, 4 sisters: Martha Vaughn, Myrtie Honeycutt, Leona McRae, Frances Cooper, her brother, Jack Mason, and her beloved grandson Kyle McRae.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years Freeman Petty, her 6 children: Debra Norwood Loggins (Joe) of Thomasville, NC; Teresa McRae Wheeler (Allan)of Lake Lure, NC; Billy McRae of Eagle Springs, NC; Jimmy McRae (Marcie) of Aberdeen, NC; Jerry McRae of Carthage, NC, & Nita Stuber (Jimmy) of Wilmington, NC. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren: Beth Norwood Leviner, Danny Norwood, John Renner, Catharine Renner Mohar, Heather Harris, Sara McRae Posey, Mason McRae, Abby McRae Howard, Maggie McRae Harris, Eric McRae, Josie Duncan, Ashley Watson Cramer, Robert Watson, Carley Watson Frisby; 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. 3 brothers: Bill Mason, James Mason, and Rufus Mason of Columbus, Mississippi; 5 sisters: Lois Vincent of Hastings, Michigan, Inez Harcrow of Alabama, Margaret Baucom, Thelma Strickland, and Christine Perrigin of Columbus, Mississippi. Also surviving are her 2 cats, Kitty and Tommy.

Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines, NC is handling the arrangements. Visitation is Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Boles Chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Funeral service is at Boles Chapel at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 with internment at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen, NC.

Special thanks to First Health Hospice of Moore County. Also, special thanks to our dear friend and Doris’ special care giver, Betty Garner. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude’s.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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