PITTMAN (SC & GA) Obit. - Vida G. Beall
Subject: PITTMAN (SC & GA) Obit.
From: Vida G. Beall
Date: October 05, 1998

Thought I would pass this on. 

A Genealogist would love for every obituary to be as through as this one.
 It must have been written by the lady herself.  It's also rather
entertaining.  She must have been quite a lady.  I wish I had known her.

From the Macon Telegraph, page 6A Sunday, October 4, 1998.
(Macon, GA)

PITTMAN, Sara Bissell Townsend:  formerly of Macon, wishes it to be known
that she conked out in Atlanta on 3 October 1998.  She sadly misses
family and friends.  She was 90 years old.  Born in Anderson, SC the
fourth child of Dr. and Mrs. J. Bennett Townsend.  Mrs. Ptitman was the
South Carolina state champion debater before she attended Agnes Scott
College in Decatur, GA.  After graduation she taught Latin in Opelika,
AL.  In 1933 she moved to New York City where she met Henry Wooten
Pittman Jr. a Macon native.  There were married in 1935.  Mr. Pittman,
who died in 1993, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wooten Pittman,
prominent Macon residents.  While living in New York, Mrs. Pittman gave
birth to her first child, Clarice Townsend Pittman Elder of Atlanta, and
her only son, Henry Wooten Pittman, III who died at age 15 of cancer. 
The Pittmans moved to Dedham, Mass, outside Boston, and then to New
Jersey where her youngest child, Mariu Pittman Sherer of Washington DC
was born,  In 1962, the Pittmans moved to Macon.  Mrs. Pittman was active
in the Shirley Hill Garden club.  An award-winning flower arranger, Mrs.
Pittman was a member of the Middle Georgia Judges Council.  She served on
the Mulberry Methodist Church Alter Guild for many of the 36 years she
was a member of the church.  Mrs. Pittman is survived by her two
daughters, three grandchildren, Sara Pittman Elder Randall of San Diego,
Callif.  Jonathan Lamar Elder of Ropanoke, VA and Eliza Elder Streete of
Denver and five great-grandchildren. .................

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