Alice Rhyne Pittman (1921 - 2013)

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LINCOLNTON - Alice Rhyne Pittman, 91, of 515 Norman Fair Ave., went to sleep in Christ Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Gibson officiating.

The body be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Pine Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Spruce Pine.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pittman was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Mitchell County, to the late Jesse W. and Effie Turbyfill Rhyne.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Pittman.

She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and much-loved friend and mother figure to countless people other than family.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth Pittman and wife Bonnie of Morganton; a daughter, Carol Bumgarner and husband Andrew of Cherryville; a brother, Harold Rhyne of Spruce Pine; two sisters, Doris Thompson and Lucille Burleson, both of Spruce Pine; five grandchildren, Kenneth C. Pittman of Oceanside, Calif., Timothy Michael Pittman of Morganton, Sandra Portilla of Burlington, Beverly Lunsford of Morganton, and Jacob V. Pittman of Houston, Texas; and seven great-grandchildren, Christian Miles Spake, Michaela E. Pittman, Sophia N. Pittman, Ashlyn Williams, Lillie M. Pittman, Aden S. Lunsford and Troy Martin.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, P.O. Box 441, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Pittman family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 11, 2013
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