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Ozell R. Pettit

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A funeral service for Ozell R. Pettit, 92, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

A military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery. Gene White, Brian Mathes, Stacy Cody, Tom Howell, Robert Carpenter and Kenneth Stovall will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Russ and Randy Seigler. 

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ozell R. Pettit died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at his residence.  

He was born in the Flora Community on Sept. 3, 1920, the son of John Pettit and Ida (Newberry) Pettit.  

He married Bobbie Jean Beckham in Sulphur Springs on June 7, 1946. She preceded him in death in 2004.  

He was a retired aircraft metal fitter for Lockheed Martin and a member of First Baptist Church.  

He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Alan Wade Pettit and wife, Brenda, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Greg L. Pettit and Sean of Dallas; brother Eugene Pettit and wife, Darcie, of Garland; grandchildren Amanda Lowe and Adam, Alex Pettit and Tessa Pettit; and great-grandchildren Grace and Joyanna Lowe.  

He was also preceded in death by his twin sister, Mozell Watson.  

Memorials may be made to the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial.

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