William Pitts

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William H. Pitts, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from complications from a recent illness. It was a battle well fought with bravery and honor, which is indicative of the way he lived his life.
Born in Beulah, Bill moved with his family shortly after his birth and spent all but the last 15 years in his hometown of Lithia Springs. Bill served in the U.S. Navy for three years during World War II. Upon discharge, he began his 38-and-a-half-year career with the Gulf Oil Corporation.
Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, whose devotion showed in everything he did. He was a man of strong, quiet faith, and was a member of the Lithia Springs United Methodist Church throughout his lifetime.
Bill is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Ella Mae Johnson Pitts, his daughter, Melanie Ann Pitts Hollis, and her husband, Steve. Bill was the proud grandfather of three grandsons: Garrett, Jacob, and Ethan Hollis. Other survivors include his nephews, Emory (Mary) and Tommy (Judy) Pitts; nieces, Shirley Austin (Larry) Kidd, Gayle Love, and Louann Brush; great-nephews, Mike (Penny) and Dan Pitts, Brian (Julie) and Michael (Melinda) Austin, and Alex (Rebecca) Lewis; great-nieces, Rhonda Austin Chewning, Madison Brush, Ashley Love, and Alyson Love; brother in law, James L. Fowler; and other beloved extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11, at Evans Funeral Home, in Jefferson. A celebration of Mr. Pitts' life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Lithia Springs United Methodist Church, with viewing beginning at 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Austell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Pitts to the Ronald McDonald House, ATTN: Mrs. Kay Comacho, 795 Gatewood Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329; or to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundations, 1577 NE Expressway, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30349. Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of the arrangements. (706) 367-5467
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Apr. 10, 2014
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