Tifton Gazette


December 7, 2013

Helen Virginia Pitts Withers

TIFTON — Helen Virginia Pitts Withers, 73, of Tifton died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Glen Fussell will officiate with burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn.

John Powers III, David Bledsoe, Chris Powers, Olan Webb III, Jody Bannister and Jim Pitts will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mrs. Withers was born on Dec. 11, 1939 in Berrien County and was the daughter of Henry Buford Pitts and Florence Cleo Luke Pitts, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by three husbands, Alton Barnes, Edward Faulkner and Robert Withers; and a brother, Roy G. Pitts Sr.

She was a homemaker and of the Church of God faith.

Mrs. Withers is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Pam and Don Cox of Ocilla and Sheila Powers of Brookfield; two sisters, Edith Pitts Bannister of Irwin County and Dorothy Pitts Yancey of Tifton; eight grandchildren, John L. Powers III, Toby Alton O’Neal, David Allen Bledsoe, Deanna Joy Bledsoe, Christopher Keith Powers, Lois Shiver, Michelle Edwards and Dawn Milner; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Withers family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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