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Mary Allene Pitts

Mary Allene Pitts

Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:43 pm

The Messenger, July 9, 2009
Mary Allene (Cottrell) Pitts, 88, a resident of Magnolia Place in Union City, formerly of Mill Creek Road near Troy, died July 8, 2009, at Jackson Regional Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Frank Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 9-11 a.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Griffin, Richard Griffin, Paul Mosier, Ken Pitts, Mike Dial and Raymond Easterwood.
White & Mahon Funeral Home in Troy is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Obion County Habitat for Humanity, Obion County Heart Association, Obion County Public Library or the Reelfoot Regional Library in Martin.
Mrs. Pitts was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Obion County, daughter of the late William Luther and Mary Ellen (Wilson) Cottrell. She and her family had lived in the log cabin now on display at the Obion County Museum. She married Oscar Leon Pitts Feb. 26, 1938. He died Feb. 8, 2002. She was a member of New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She volunteered her skill in making butter for the annual Heritage Days event sponsored by Ridgemont School and she had won many awards for her handmade quilts. She was an avid fan of the former Brooklyn Dodgers and she enjoyed birdwatching and nature.
Mrs. Pitts is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Mary Pitts of Kenton and David and Marion Pitts of Martin; four grandsons and the wives of three of them, Matthew and Laura Pitts of Kenton, Tom and Malinda Pitts of Cordova, Jonathan and Molly Pitts of Lawrenceburg and Steven Pitts of Kodak; four great-grandsons, Thomas Pitts III and Michael Pitts, both of Cordova, Samuel Pitts of Lawrenceburg and Daniel Pitts of Kenton; two great-granddaughters, Mary Pitts of Kenton and Mattie Pitts of Lawrenceburg; her sister and brother-in-law, Janel and Dale McMillan of Henderson, Texas; her brother, Bill Cottrell of Round Rock, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.

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