Funeral services for Mrs. Mary D. “Pete” Pitts, age 90, of Morgan City, Louisiana, formerly of Fayetteville will be conducted Friday at 3:00pm at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery beside her husband Ephe Pitts. Mrs. Pitts passed away February 14, 2012 in Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.
She was a native of Prospect, TN, long-time resident of Fayetteville and was the daughter of the late Guy B. and Olivia Phillips Daly. She was a graduate of Martin College, now Martin Methodist College in Pulaski. Mrs. Pitts and her husband were long-time operators of both a farm and Pitts bend Sand and Gravel in Fayetteville. Mrs. Pitts was a long-standing and active member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Junior Round Dozen and active in a number of other civic and social organizations. She was well known for her outstanding needlework, many of her pieces received recognition, most notably pieces that were selected for exhibition at the 1982 World’s Fair.
Survivors include her son Guy Pitts and wife Denise of Morgan City, LA, three grandsons Wes Pitts and wife Jane of Mandeville, LA, Jason Pitts of Metairie, LA and Ryan Pitts of Baton Rouge, LA, two granddaughters Maira-Olivia Pitts and Kate Pitts both of Baton Rouge, LA, five great-grandchildren Mary Barbara, Patrick, Guy, Anna and William Pitts, two sisters Ann Stevenson of Pulaski, TN and Sue Clark of Athens, AL, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ephe Pitts, parents Guy B. and Olivia Phillips Daly, one daughter Mary Paula Pitts Evans, her son-in-law, Judge Robert Evans, her daughter-in-law, Lorella LaRoche-Pitts, three brothers and their wives, two sisters and their husbands, two brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law and their husbands.
Visitation with the family will be Friday afternoon from 1 PM-3 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 200 North Elk Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334.