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Funeral services for Nancy Janice Petty, age 68, of Zephyr will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2 PM at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Looby officiating. Burial will follow at Zephyr Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Petty passed away Monday, March 13, 2017.

Nancy was born April 24, 1948 in Hamilton, Texas to Albert J. and Opal Mae (Smith) Hillegas. She married Richard "John" Petty on July 2, 1971 in Old Mexico. She and John made their home in Zephyr these last 45 years. Nancy loved nature, especially flowers and hummingbirds. She loved to garden and see the fruit of her labor. She was a natural care-giver and spent her life tending to her parents, in-laws and anyone else in need. She liked to work puzzles to relax. While she loved her husband and children; she doted on the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband, John Petty; children Lisa Henderson, Peggy and Bobby Dirickson and Jennifer and Tim Ryan; grandchildren Gary and Mary Henderson, Danielle Ryan, Ashley Ryan, Craig Ryan and Katie Reagan; great grandchildren Kadence, Rylane and Sarah; brother Jimmy and wife, Zelda Hillegas; sisters Patricia Lowrance and Donna Miller and aunt, Clydie Kinser.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, Brownwood, TX.