Mrs. Dorothy Nell Pettyjohn, age 67, of LaFayette, GA passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the residence of a daughter in Chatsworth.

Mrs. Pettyjohn was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on June 7, 1942, daughter of the late Wade Allen Evans and Sara Evelyn Allmond Evans. She was a member of the Old Path Baptist Church of Summerville and prior to retirement, had worked at World Carpet, Alladin Mills and was a CNA at Quinton and Wood Dale Nursing Center. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pettyjohn was preceded in death by her husband Marion Ray Pettyjohn: daughter, Patsy Yvonne Hanson; brothers, Claude Simpson Evans, Roy Lee Evans; and sisters, Hattie Lee Elsberry and Annie Ruth Ramey.

Mrs. Pettyjohn is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John Wallace and Tracy Hanson, Ronald Vincent and Shauna Hanson of LaFayette and Edward Ray and Debra Pettyjohn of Rocky Face; daughters and sons-in-law, Clara Darlene and Shunell Towns of Chatsworth, Anna Marie and Wilburn Thomason of Tunnel Hill, and Rhonda Faye Pendergrass of Chatsworth; brother and sister-in-law, William David and Regina Evans of Summerville; sister and brother-in-law, Sara and Russell Woodall of Summerville; 20 grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Pettyjohn will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Hindman officiating. Interment will follow in the Subligna Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Hanson, Rhonda Pendergrass, Edward Pettyjohn, Wade Hanson, Clara Towns and Andrew Thomason. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tim Pettyjohn, Eric Pettyjohn, Johnathan Hanson, Trey Hunt, Shunell Towns, Jr., Joseph Bearden and William Hanson.

Mrs. Pettyjohn will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.

Mason Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.