GUNTOWN — Robert Arnold Pitts, 89, died Jan. 16, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is two hours prior to services. Mr. Pitts was born Feb. 28, 1923, to the late Jessie and Myrtle Egger Pitts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was a self-employed carpenter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Katie, Lois and Lottie; and brothers, Oliver “Chuck”, Grady and Eldon. Survivors include his daughters, Maxine Miller of Semmes, Ala., Rebecca Reid of Guntown and Mary Ann Alley of Mobile, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 18, 2013
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