Ludowici – Charles Edward Pitts, 73, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Ludowici under the care of his family and Georgia Hospice Care. He was born May 27, 1946 to Weeda Cribbs Pitts. After his mother passed away in October of the next year, he was raised by his grandparents, John and Fannie Cribbs. He was a graduate of Ludowici High School, Class of 1964. Edward was a loving and devoted husband, daddy and gramps who loved his family unconditionally. He was a retired equipment operator in the logging and pulpwood industry, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a member of Compass Worship Center. He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents; sister, Marie Holman; brothers, Junior Pitts and Benny Jolly; step-mother, Lorrine Pitts; brother-in-law, David “Buddy” Lyons; son-in-law, Murray Odum.
Survivors are his wife of forty seven years, Dorcas Parker Pitts; daughter, Teresa Odum of Ludowici; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Pitts, II and Donna of Ludowici and Jacob Pitts and Candi of Jesup; sisters, Claudie Lyons of Richmond Hill and Betty May and husband Buzz of Eastman; brother, Rickey Pitts and wife Angela of Waycross; eight grandchildren, Roy Fowler, Tabitha Fowler, Donovan Pitts, Marissa Pitts, Tristen Pitts, Asher Pitts, Abigail Pitts, and Colton Odum; six great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, John Holman and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday evening, November 22 from 6-8 PM at Compass Worship Center in Ludowici.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 23 at 11 AM at Compass Worship Center with Pastor Justin Drawdy, Pastor Tommy Gill and Rev. Byron Powers officiating. Burial will follow in Baggs Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Edward Pitts, II, Jacob Pitts, Teresa Odum, Wilford Morris, Norman Morris, Tristen Pitts, Marissa Pitts, and Tabitha Fowler.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Ludowici High School class of 1964, staff of Georgia Hospice Care, Craig Nobles, Eddie Sanford and Rhonda Sanford, Robert Parker, Mike Harris, and Charlie Smith.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com
Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici is in charge of the arrangements.
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