Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Orval D. Pettyjohn\n\r\n\t\t\t\tOrval D. Pettyjohn, age 72 of Hamilton, died on Monday, December 26, 2011 at his residence in Hamilton. He was born to Charles Arthur and Elizabeth Mae (Mavin) Pettyjohn on January 29, 1939 in Marysville. Orval graduated from Marysville High School. He married Arlene Wallace on March 9, 1958. They were blessed with eight children. Orval worked for the VA Medical Center in Knoxville, and also for Marion County as a Blade Operator. Arlene passed away on November 15, 1998, at the age of 58. Orval enjoyed fishing, hunting, rock hunting, mushroom hunting, rattle snake hunting, going to garage sales, and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include: children, Doug (Kim) Pettyjohn of Bussey, Paul Pettyjohn of Hamilton, Bruce (Carla) Pettyjohn of Marysville, Roger (Peggy) Pettyjohn of Hamilton, Rhonda (Lynial) Kiler of Hamilton, Becky (Ed) Gillman of Prairie City, and Rusty Pettyjohn of Knoxville, twenty-four grandchildren, and twenty-four great grandchildren; siblings, Leland Pettyjohn of Bussey, Judy (David) Sytsma of Hamilton, Albert (Cindy) Pettyjohn of Knoxville, and Joe (Debbie) Pettyjohn of Hamilton, daughter-in-law, Nellie Pettyjohn of Knoxville. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Jeff, and siblings, Larry, Irvin, and Mitch. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lovilia with John VanWeelden officiating. Burial will follow services in Hamilton Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 29, 2011, opening to the public at 1:00 pm and the family will be present from 6-8 pm Thursday evening at the funeral home in Lovilia. Memorials may be directed to Twin Cedars Athletics Booster Club. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com..