Throwback Thursday: Aunt and Uncle 50th Anniversary 21 Years ago
Rarely I have the exact dates on photographs I took, but this time I do: June 19, 1995. It is the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my uncle and aunt, Leonard Petty (1924-2001) and Jeannette Phillips Petty (1925-2004) over 21 years ago.
Leonard was an optician. He worked for Dr. Cutherson then went into own business. In Marietta Petty Optician shared a building with Woody's Barbershop. After Leonard had died I learned that he and the proprietor of Woody's Barber Shop was most likely distant cousins from our roots in Fanning County.
Leonard also owned horse boarding stables in Powder Springs that I think he partnered with his daughter LaVern.
Jeannette was born in Detroit. Leonard met her when he was in the Navy. They had three daughters and a son and a black and white long haired dog named Sooner.
Their children and children', and children's children and spouses.
Leonard Francis Petty 1930
Anthony Rollins (son of Opal Petty)
Billy Petty (son of Leonard and Jeannette) and grandson
Center two: Billy Petty, son of Billy, and LaVern, Leonard and Jeannette's youngest daughter
Cheryl and her father Wallace Petty
Janie Petty Hunter and her daughters Frances and Bonnie
Surprised! LaVern and mother Jeannette
Leonard and daughter LaVonne
Susan Petty Kirkendal (Leonard and Jeannette's daughter) serving.
Sarah Petty McLemore and friend
Mary Joe Johns Petty (widow of Tom Petty) and LaVonne
Monroe Reece (grew up on neighboring farm), friend of the Pettys
Brothers Leonard and Wallace Petty
Surviving Petty Siblings and Jeannette in 1995 Janie died about eight months later.