September 25, 2013

Muriel Caddell Petra, 86. Kenvir, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard following a long illness. Born January 28, 1927 in Harlan County she had lived here most of her life. Muriel was the owner and operator of Petra’s Grocery for many years, and a faithful member of the Brittains Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Petra; her mother, Jessie Cummings Caddell; her father, Albert Caddell; a son, George William “Bill” Petra; a brother, James Caddell; and three sisters, Hazel Haynes, Mary Caddell and Margaret Burkhart.

Survivors include five children, Barbara Ross and husband, Jim, Morristown, TN; Eddie Petra, Hamilton, OH; Mike Petra and wife, Debra, Kenvir; Patty McCreary and husband, Freddy, Kenvir; and Jeannie Petra, Kenvir; one brother, Larry Caddell, Bardstown, KY; and two sisters, Patsy Chappell, London, KY; and Janice Hensley, Scottsville, KY.

Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 until 8 pm at the Brittains Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 1 PM at the Brittains Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Don Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow in Evarts Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be left at www.harlanobits.net.

Evarts Funeral Home is in charge of her arrangements.