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John Alex Pitts

John Alex Pitts, died March 19, 2008 at a Georgiana hospital. Visitation was March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Georgiana. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Golden and the Rev. Theodore &uot;Buddy&uot; Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Evergreen. Pallbearers will be Son Pitts, Ronnie Pitts, Kenny Pits, Haywood Pitts, Larry Pitts, Edward Dees and Blair Coker. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Hollis, Dr. Jeffery Voreis, Dr. George Kitchens, Rob Williams, David Harvill and Steve Dunn.

Mr. Pitts was born August 28, 1923 in Conecuh County to William Thomas and Molly Berry Pitts. He was one of seven children and preceded in death by each of his siblings: Eva Dees, Leone Hall, Earline Stern, Tom E. Pitts, W.T. Pitts Jr. and Hagood Pitts. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy Coker Pitts, his two daughters, Mary Cathyrn Pitts of Georgiana and Marilyn Pitts Brannon and husband Jimmy of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; two grandchildren, Melissa Ruth Brannon of Tampa and Matthew Stephen Brannon of Colorado Springs, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Pitts attended Lyeffion High School in Conecuh County but at age 16 joined the CCC Camp in Monroeville for two years. He was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II where he served as a jump master and engineer on a C47. After the war, he had a career in forestry in Selma, owned a timber dealership and operated a sawmill. John had a love for restoring antique cars and was noted for his beautiful rose garden. He was a member of the Georgiana United Methodist Church.