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Donnie Edward Pitts
and Martha Ann Potter

L-R: Gary, Donna, Martha Potter, and Donnie Pitts, Cinda Lu Powers Tarbet and Steven Pitts
Martha Potter Pitts Powers
Donnie Edward Pitts b 1 May 1939 d 17 Sept 2009; buried Ccolmesneil Cemetery, Colmesneil, Tyler Co TX; s/o Paul Alvin Pitts and Anna Mae Unknown. Donnie Edward Pitts m. 15 Apr 1977 Liberty Co TX to Martha Ann Potter b 27 May 1941; d/o Isaac Ike Potter and Cindy McCray. Children of Donnie Edward Pitts and Martha Ann Potter;

1. Gary Vernis Pitts; m. Gaylene Unknown

2. Steven Douglas Pitts

3. Donna Michelle Pitts


Martha Ann Potter
and Johnny H Powers Sr.

Martha Ann Potter b 27 May 1941; d/o Isaac Ike Potter and Cindy McCray. Martha Ann Potter m. (2) Johnny H Powers Sr. (not sure of this information. it is speculation because of the perceived names of two of Martha's children). Children of Johnny H Powers Sr and Martha Ann Potter;

1. Cinda Lu Powers; m. John Tarbet

2. Johnny H Powers Jr. b 1971 d 1993


Obituary of Donnie Edward Pitts

Donnie Edward Pitts, 70 of Colmesneil, passed away, Thursday, September 17th in Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 20th at 3:00pm at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Colmesneil Cemetery. Officiating will be Brother Milton Powers. Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Pitts, Jr., Donnie Matthew Pitts, Cory Allen Pitts, Colten Douglas Pitts, Cody Wayne Pitts, Billy Isaac Potter, Bailey Edward Dickerson and Kelton Riley Price. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Brown Jamie Pittman, Danny Ison, Jerry Adaway and Lynn Shane. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 5:00 - 9:00pm at the funeral home.

Donnie was born May 1, 1939 to Paul and Anna Pitts in Jeffersonville, Kentucky. He was a retired process supervisor at Bayer. Donnie loved his grandchildren. His whole life was very “people centered”, and he was passionate about his relationships. He was a godly man with a great sense of humor. He was a giving, generous and loyal man. He was a member of Rocky Spring Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Mae Martin, father, Paul Alvin Pitts, stepmother Francis Pitts, stepfather Kelly K. Martin and son Johnny M. Powers, Jr., nephews, John Paul Pitts and Keithen Betterman and his niece, Deborah Vaughn.

Donnie is survived by his wife of over 50 years Martha Pitts of Colmesneil; sons and daughter-in-law Gary Vernis & Gaylene Pitts of Berea, Kentucky and Steven Douglas Pitts of Colmesneil; daughters and son-in-law, Cinda Lu & John Tarbet of Baytown, Texas and Donna Michelle Pitts of Colmesneil; brothers, Johnny Mason Pitts & wife Betty of Crab Orchard, Kentucky and Chris Pitts & wife Sheila of Franklin, Tennessee; grandchildren, Gary Vernis Pitts, Jr. of Deer Park, Texas, Donnie Matthew Pitts and wife Shauna Marie of Deer Park, Texas, Cody Wayne Pitts of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Johnathan Paul Pitts of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Cory Allen Pitts of Baytown, Texas, Colten Douglas Pitts of Baytown, Texas, Bailey Edward Dickerson of Colmesneil, Kelton Riley Price of Baytown, Shea Tarbet of Amarillo, Adam Luke Johnson of Berea, Kentucky, Tori Muller of Baytown, Texas, CarliAnn Elizabeth Maddox of Colmesneil, Brittany Tarbet of Baytown, Texas, Kendall Tarbet of Baytown, Texas, Samatha Napier of Berea, Kentucky and Jessica Houlk of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky; 8 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.


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