June 18, 1920 ~ January 22, 2007

Born in: Landrum, SC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

George L. "Harold" Pittman, 86, of Milk Sick Cove Rd., Candler died on Monday, January 22, 2007, at his residence. A Landrum, SC native, Mr. Pittman was son of the late George and Mattie Bell Lindsey Pittman. Mr. Pittman was also preceded in death by his son Dennis G. Pittman, who died in 1972, and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Pittman worked for 20 years with the US Forest Service with the Older American Program at Bent Creek. Prior to that, he was a self-employed logger. He was an avid ginseng hunter and outdoorsman. He was a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Pittman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Parris Pittman; sons, David Pittman and wife Gisela, of Phoenix, AZ, Kelly Pittman and wife Ann, Doug Pittman and wife Robin and Scott Pittman and wife Trish, all of Candler; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Pole Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. G.W. Jamerson and Dennis Thurman officiating. Interment will follow at Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Robbie Lee Pittman, Page Pittman, Clay Pittman, Travis Pittman, Ronnie Pittman, and Dewey Barbee. His family will receive friends one and a half hours prior to the service at the church.

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  1. Scott and Family,
    Sorry to hear about your Dad I know that you all will miss him very much I can remember when you brough him and your mother by my house and he sat on my front porch and he seem to really like it. He was a very gentle man. May God be with you and your family during this time in your life and always.
    Give your mom all the support and love she needs and will need.. YOu have my deepest sympathy and will be in my prayers.You and Tricia are loving people so keep it like that.
    Linda Robinson and Family

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  2. Kelly and Ann, and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jennie & Boyd

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  3. We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Harold. He was such a kind, happy friendly person when we came to Pole Creek as strangers. He became a good friend in a short time. Our prayers and love are with you.

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  4. Dear Betty, I’m really sorry to hear of Harold passing. You and he meant a lot to me as a boy growing up in Pole Creek. My thoughts and prayers are with you. The most beautiful thing is we’ll see him again.

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  5. Betty and family,
    I will be remembering you all in my prayers during this time. Harold has made it home. How glorious! My life, especially my childhood, was the richer due to all those fun times our families shared. My love of God and music were fostered during those special events we shared. One that comes to mind is when we all went to meet the Buckles at the Asheville Airport. I am surprised that after seeing all those ‘Hillbillies’ that they didn’t turn around and climb back on the plane and go back to England. God Bless you Betty. You have been a remarkable wife and caretaker for Harold. A role model for us all.

    Terra

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  6. Aunt Betty and family…We are saddened by Uncle Harold passing away. All of you are in our thoughts, and know that without a doubt he will be greatly missed.

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  7. Betty and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget hearing you and Harold sing at church, especially ‘The Circuit Riding Preacher’. Those memories will be special for me forever. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Katha

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  8. Betty – so sorry about Harold’s passing. Pole Creek will never be the same.

    We wanted to let you know we’re thinking of you.
    Sincerely,
    Charley and Peggy Justice

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  9. Betty & Family, we are so sorry about Harold. Sorry that we couldn’t make the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you ever need us, just let us know. Love in Christ, Ray and Jean Fowler.

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  10. Betty and Family,

    We we so sorry to learn about the passing of Harold. As part of the Parris Family, he will always be remembered for his love of family and music. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sadness. May God Bless each one of you.

    Bruce and Carolyn Redmon

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  11. Dear Betty and Family, Harold was such a fun person. I never saw him that he didn’t hug me and call me his sweetheart. We all know that he is in a much better place than we are now.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.
    Love,
    Jane and Gene

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  12. Dear Betty and Family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. There are no words to make it easier when someone we love passes. May the memories of a long and loving marriage help ease the pain of your loss. Harold is in God’s house now and I feel sure he comforts you in his own way. We love you.

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