Betty Jean Douglas Petty, 71, of Chattanooga, widow of Rev. William B. Petty, Jr., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 in Chattanooga. She was the valedictorian of the Madisonville High School Class of 1960. She was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College and a retired systems analyst with T.V.A. She was an avid environmentalist and was a member of the Chattanooga Hiking Club. Preceded in death by two infant daughters and parents, Orlando and Rilla Fannie Lovin Douglas. Survivors, many special family members and friends. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Charlie Campbell officiating. Interment in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity on ones choice in Bettys memory. Family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.