Jean Poarch Petty

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jean Poarch Petty, 81, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at her residence in Evanston, Ill.

Jean, who completed her high school years in Cornersville and raised her family in Chattanooga, was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Glenn Petty; her father and mother, Eugene and Lois Poarch of Cornersville; her brother, Dr. Saxon Poarch of Lewisburg; and her sister, Serene Shepherd of Nashville.

She is survived by her six children and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, in Beechwood Cemetery in Cornersville.

No visitation is scheduled with the family.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at First Centenary United Methodist Church in Chattanooga.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.