Obit Dick Pettys

October 9, 2012 - 9:34 AM
In a Monday Feb. 2, 2004 photo, Associated Press staff writer Dick Pettys, left, jokingly holds up a recorder to get offhand comments, to the laughter of House Speaker Pro Tempore Dubose Porter, center, and Majority Caucus Chairman Calvin Smyre, during a celebration of his 35 years with AP covering the State House, pictured after the general session at the capitol in Atlanta. Pettys, who was a fixture at the Georgia state Capitol for more than three decades and a well-respected mentor to other journalists, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 following a massive heart attack at his north Georgia home. He was 66. (AP Photo/John Amis)