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This profile was last updated on 12/30/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. George Overton Pettus Jr.

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Employment History

  • Board Member
    Piedmont Planning Commission

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Virginia Association of Counties
  • Board Member
    Colonial Farm Credit
  • Board Member
    Virginia Dairyman's Association
  • Board Member
    Virginia Milk Commission
  • Member


  • Randolph Macon Academy
Web References
KEYSVILLE, Jan. 2 - George Overton ..., 30 Dec 2006 [cached]
KEYSVILLE, Jan. 2 - George Overton Pettus Jr., 93, farmer, conservationist, investor and speculator, died Saturday, December 30, 2006. Known as "Oate", Mr. Pettus represented Walton District on the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors for 25 years. He was a member of the Keysville town council, and a member of the board of directors for the historic Staunton River Foundation. He served on the board of directors for the Virginia Association of Counties, Colonial Farm Credit, the Virginia Milk Commission, Virginia Dairyman's Association and the Piedmont Planning Commission. After working at Virginia Seed Services, now Southern States, and American Tobacco Company in Richmond, Mr. Pettus returned home in 1937 to operate Four Locust Farms and a mercantile business established by his father. He ran a hay brokerage service for local farmers and at one time owned a Chrysler dealership which sold, Case, Gehl and New Holland farm machinery. Until shortly before his death, Mr. Pettus remained active in civic endeavors. He was a strong supporter of projects that celebrated Southside Virginia's historic and natural resources, including recent efforts to save the Clarkton Bridge on the Staunton River and to renovate the Keysville and Fort Mitchell depots. Mr. Pettus, son of Bertha Hanmer Pettus and George Overton Pettus attended Randolph Macon Academy. Randolph Macon College and the College of William and Mary. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
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