William R. Pitts Obituary



Florence times Monday Dec 9,1940

William Pitts taken by death
Funeral services are conducted this afternoon

William R Pitts, Aged 61 native of Sommerville, Tenn, and resident of Sheffield for the past 31 years, where he was a carpenter, died at his home on North 14th St Sunday morning at 1 o’clock after a month’s illness. Deceased, born May 22, 1880, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newt Pitts, moved here from Tennessee. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Pitts, Sheffield, six sons, Newt Pitts, Bass Springs, Tn., Albert, Edward, Grady, Harville, and Ralph Pitts all of Sheffield; five daughters, Mrs. Morris Riddle of Brooklyn NY, Mrs. Luther Hurd, Knoxville; Mrs. George Myrick, Mrs. Loyd Alfaro, and Mrs. Ada Anderson all of Sheffield, and a number of more distant relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the residence this afternoon by Farris J Smith, minister of the East Florence Church of Christ. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery, Sheffield, Fielder directing. Pallbearers were Herman Tidwell, Roscoe Bruce, John Riddle, Harvey Jordan, Carl Allen, and Clyde Williams.

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