Pettus, Frances Yates

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Frances Yates Pettus, 87, of Shawsville, Va., went to be with her Lord on March 4, 2009. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Pettus; and three sons, Curtis Earl Pettus, Paul Edward Pettus and Donald Lee Pettus. She is survived by her sons, Bobby Odell Pettus and wife, Linda Fay, and Kenneth Frank Pettus and wife, Claudine; and daughters, Barbara Jean Long and Rebecca Marie Long. She was also loved dearly by her 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. She was also survived by her sister, Alley Martin, of Vicker, Va.; brothers, Bobby Yates, of Christiansburg, Va., and Gene Yates, of Salem, Va.; and her very best and dear friend, Blanch Yates, of Elliston, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009, at Horne Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2009, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg, Va. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com. The Pettus family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va.