Vance Watson Pettigrew CLAREMONT Vance Watson Pettigrew, 82, of Claremont, went to be with the Lord following a brief illness Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Born June 17, 1931, in Caswell County, he was the son of the late Frank Miller and Georgie Chaney Pettigrew. Vance was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-father. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen Pettigrew; and two brothers. Survivors include his children, Faye Clark and husband, Larry, of Claremont, Gary Pettigrew and wife, Brenda, of Catawba, Gerald Pettigrew, of Claremont and Tony Pettigrew, of Claremont; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four brothers-in-law. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at Catawba Funerals & Cremations, with the Rev. Dennis Richards officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at http://www.catawba memorialpark.com. Catawba Memorial Park, Funeral & Cremations are providing professional services to the Pettigrew family.