Martha “Pinky” (Pittard) Cabe

Martha "Pinky" (Pittard) Cabe, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Oaks of Limestone.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville with Dr. Bill Coates and the Rev. Bruce Fields officiating.

Martha "Pinky" (Pittard) Cabe was born Jan. 29, 1929, in Winterville, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Grady Chandler Pittard and Sue (Candler) Pittard. Martha grew up in Winterville, Ga. She was captain of her high school basketball team, which won the state championship in 1946. She continued playing basketball in college. She graduated from Women's College of Georgia with a degree in education and went on to get her Master's degree from the University of Georgia. She and her husband Guy lived in Winterville until moving to Gainesville, Ga., in 1966. Martha was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, where she taught the Gleaners Sunday school class for over 40 years. She was active in Meals on Wheels, Ministry of Caring, Study Club and the History Center and many other activities. She taught fourth and fifth grades at Riverbend Elementary School for over 20 years and retired as a teacher.

She is survived by her sons, Randal Walter Cabe and Jerry Thomas Cabe; daughters, Catharine Sue Burns and Donna Lynn Blaeser, her husband Mark; grandchildren, Joseph, Kelly, John, Jacob, Jessica, Jerry II, John Thomas and Zachariah.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations to be made to the First Baptist Ministry of Caring, 751 Green St., Gainesville, GA 30501 or Future Fund programs.

Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200. Online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com

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Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504
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Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Oct. 14, 2012