Melvin L. Pettit, 74, of Bedford, Ohio and formerly of Greene County, Pa. died Tuesday, November 30, 2004 in the Bedford (Ohio) Hospital, though in failing health for the past year his death was unexpected.He was born March 2, 1930 in Center Twp. (Rutan), Greene Co., Pa. a son of Floyd Randolph and Millis Mae Hull Pettit and had resided in Greene County all his life prior to moving to the Bedford/Cleveland area in 1947.Mr. Pettit was a former employee of the Manufacturers Plating Company and was last employed as a gold and silver plater with KECO Plating Company of Warrenville Heights, Ohio prior to retiring in 1992.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a Sergeant with Co H, 27th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Ribbon with one bronze service star.He was formerly married to his best friend and companion Maxine Wilma Barney Pettit who survives.Also surviving are one son, Floyd Leslie, husband of Becky Carrothers Pettit of Bedford, OH., three brothers, Lemoyne Pettit of Washington, Monty Pettit of Eight Four, Pa and Noel Pettit of Glenville, N.Y.; three sisters, Wilda Litten of Weirton, W.Va., Edna Phillips of Spraggs and Izola Clukey of Shreveport, La.; one step grandson John Furlong; several nieces and nephews; one uncle, John Hull of Rogersville, Pa.Mr. Pettit enjoyed the companionship of his dog Daisy, watching Rural TV and Country Music.Deceased in addition to his parents are 3 brothers, Donald, Alvin and Floyd Elwood Pettit.