9/13/14 ——– Myrtle Odell Pitts

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Odell Pitts, age 86, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Niles and Bro. Louis Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow in Blanton Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday evening at the funeral home.

Odell was born in Coffee County, TN, the daughter of the late James Monroe and Becky Lou Hickerson Farrar.

She was a seamstress at Eden Industries and a member of Blanton’s Chapel Methodist Church. She enjoyed cleaning and loved animals, especially raising goats, loved listening to old gospel music, and “keeping her siblings straight.”

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pitts was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, George “Bill” Pitts, Jr.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Eldon (Bea) and Horace (Edith) Farrar; one sister and brother-in-law, Eva (Jess) Toms; and one brother-in-law, Earl Smith.

She is survived by her sister, Katherine Smith; nieces, Carol Benson, Helen Darden, Connie Hill, Kathy Esslinger, Christy Swanson, Lori (Mark) Shelton, and Ellen Kay Nelson; nephews, Kerry (Ginny) Farrar, Mark (Ellen) Farrar, and Royce Toms; several great nieces and nephews; and several great, great nieces and nephews.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.flowers 7