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“Amazing Woman! I had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Pitts for 12 years and continued to visit and stay in contact with her after her retirement at...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Judy Knight - Hickory, NC

“To The Family of Evelyn Pitts, My heartfelt sympathy to all of you in the loss of your beloved one. Ms. Pitts love of family, inner strength and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Linda Doody - Hickory, NC

“Dennis & Marcia, Charlie and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She truly was a warm, friendly and kind woman. Our prayers go out for you...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Barron - Belmont

“A wonderful mother-in-law who was one of the kindest and most gentle women you would ever have the pleasure to meet. She looked at every day as a...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Marcia Pitts - Cary, NC


Evelyn Elizabeth Miller Pitts passed from this life into the loving arms of the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Frye Regional Medical Center. She was born October 4, 1922 and was the widow of John Edward Pitts. A lifelong resident of Hickory, Evelyn is survived by her son, Dennis Edward Pitts and his wife Marcia, and grandchildren, Alan Edward Pitts and Lindsay Martin Pitts of Cary, NC along with Pamela Thompson Pitts, widow of John Richard Pitts, her eldest son who recently predeceased her, and grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Pitts and Avery Richard Pitts of Boone. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, Helen Virginia Miller Frye, Mary Frances Miller Yount, Joe Erwin Miller, John Alvin Miller, Revonda Pearl Miller Harris and Barbara Jean Miller Isenhour. She was preceded by her brothers and sister, Harold William Miller, Dorothy Nell Miller Reed and Charles Franklin Miller. Evelyn was a retired office dental assistant for almost 60 years having worked for Fritz and Fritz Dentists and ending with Drs. Culbreth and Poovey in 2009. She was a member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church for 50 years. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. William B. Trexler and the Rev. Dr. William F. Milholland officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8:00 PM at Bass-Smith Funeral Home. Flowers or memorials may be sent to Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 9580, Hickory, NC 28603. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Evelyn Elizabeth Miller Pitts.

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