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Francis Petty

October 3, 1936 — February 29, 2016

Francis Audrey Petty, age 79 of Gatesville, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at a Waco hospital.

Graveside funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Turnersville Cemetery near Gatesville. Visitation was from 5 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, at the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian. Rev. John Crosby and Charlie Jones officiated.

Audrey was born October 3, 1936, in Belton, Texas. She was a daughter of the late Alvin Vernon Kelley and Esta Ruby Garrett Kelley. Audrey was raised in New Braunfels. On July 28, 1951, she was united in marriage to Calvin C. "Coot" Petty in Burnet, Texas and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2003. She lived in Summerfield, Texas and later moved to the Gatesville/Turnersville area in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of the Turnersville Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Mary Frances Brown and husband, Darrel, of Turnersville, Wanda Crawford and husband, Richard, of Turnersville and Tommy Lee Petty of Turnersville; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Nell Williams of Cleburne, Patricia Lee Baker of Dallas, Paula Rae Truex of Midland and Cynthia Lynnette Autterburn of Ft. Worth; brothers, Ray Vernon Kelley of Killeen and William Wayland Kelley of Arlington; her loving companion, Wayne Calloway, of Turnersville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas, 254-435-2792.

Graveside Service

1:00 P. M. ,Thursday, March 3, 2016
Turnersville Cemetery
Turnersville, TX


5:00 P. M. - 7:00 P. M. ,Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Lawson Funeral Home
803 N. Main Meridian, Tx, Bosque 76665
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