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Friday, July 29, 2016

Luther Pitts

Friday, July 16, 2004

Luther Pitts, 90, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of the Concord Community, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer.

Born Oct. 17, 1913, in Pemiscot County, Mo., son of the late John and Fannie Wheeler Pitts, he was a farmer, he worked at Rowland's Gin and was of the Baptist faith.

On Oct. 13, 1934, in Pemiscot County, he married Myrtle Lee Wilkins, who preceded him in death on April 28, 1996.

Survivors include five children, Arthur Eugene Pitts, of Connecticut, Nellie Forester, of Alton, Mo., Glenn Pitts, of Fresno, Calif., Dola Lantz, of Cleveland, Ohio and Ronnie Pitts, of Los Angeles, Calif.; one half-brother, Melvin Bush, of Portageville, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, Mo. with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.

Burial was in the Dry Bayou Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Brett and Brad Lantz, Matt Kimes, Ron Hejnal, Mike Dziatlik and Glenn Eryc Pitts.