Condolences to William Walker Pettus, a frequent contributor to this forum, on the death of his aunt.
Lillian Pettus Nelson
Lillian Pettus Nelson, 91, of Victoria, Va., widow of Robert Southall Nelson, died June 14, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Henry Norton Pettus and Margaret Perkinson Pettus. She was also sister of the late Margaret P. Pettus of Richmond, Va. and Evelyn P. Paulette of Drakes Branch, Va. Mrs. Nelson was a retired secretary to the post commander at Fort Pickett, Va., and a member of the Victoria United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She and her husband, Robert, were owners and operators of the Victoria Drug Company for many years. She is survived by a nephew and wife., William Walker Pettus IV and Ray A. Pettus of Fairfax, Va.; a grandniece, Susan P. Cottrell of Centreville, Va.; a grandnephew, William Walker Pettus V of Fairfax, Va.; four great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces; and several cousins. The family will receive friends Saturday 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home, Victoria, Va. where funeral services will be conducted Sunday 2 p.m. with interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria. Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 6/17/2005.