February 19, 1932 - October 16, 2015
Mrs. Sara Tom Spear Carroll Pitts, 83, a longtime resident of Dadeville, AL, died October 16, 2015 at her home after a 2 year battle with cancer. She was affectionately known to all as Mama Sara. Sara was born February 19, 1932 in Tallapoosa County to Percie and Sadie Bell Spear. She worked as Business Manager at the Horseshoe Bend Regional Library for 28 years and J.B. Pitts Construction for 15 years. She loved to travel, gospel singings, flowers, gardening, cooking, canning, Auburn Football and any kind of sweet dessert. (served with a side of salty ham of course). She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Peckerwood, Ladies of the Elks, American Legion Auxiliary and an Executive Board Member of East Alabama Mental Health. Sara is survived by her sons: Steve Carroll (Sherry); George “Bobo” Carroll (Chuck); Tony Pitts (Cathy); and Scott Pitts (Rose); daughters: Jennifer Gerlits (Mike) and Cindy McMichael (David); grandchildren and great grandchildren: Eric Carroll (Tara) and their children, Tucker and Abby; Heather Busby (Craig) and their son, Wyatt; Justin Pitts; Jason McMichael (Ashley) and their children, Audrey, Maddie and Bryce; Jared Pitts; Jonathan Bell (Heather) and their children, Sadie and Aden; Chris Gerlits and his children, Sullivan, Kameron, Christian, and Christopher); Kelly Cooney (Troy) and their children, Noah and Emma; Kenzi Gerlits (Gable); and Katalina Pitts; and much loved nieces, nephews and beloved friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Percie and Sadie Bell Spear; husbands, George Thomas Carroll and James B. (Jimmy) Pitts, Jr.; sisters, Helen Hood and Lurline Aaron; and brother, Leonard Spear. The family would like to especially thank the staff of East Alabama Medical Center and Lake Martin Community Hospital for their attentive treatment; and Lake Martin Hospice for their kind hearted care and love. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Langley Funeral Home, 21837 Highway 280, Camp Hill, AL from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Funeral service celebrating her life will be held at Langley Funeral Home, Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm with burial at the Tallapoosa Memory Gardens. Bro. Terry Price, Bro. David McMichael and Bro. Miles Crouch will officiate. The family will receive flowers or memorial gifts may be made to the: Sara Carroll Pitts Retirement Home, 126 Mariarden Road, Dadeville, AL 36853; or The Alexander City Elks Lodge #1878 College Scholarship Fund, 658 Elks Parkway, Alexander City, AL 35010.
Mrs. Sara Tom Spear Carroll Pitts, 83, a longtime resident of Dadeville, AL, died October 16, 2015 at her home after a 2 year battle with cancer. She was affectionately known to all as Mama Sara. Sara was born February 19, 1932 in Tallapoosa... View Obituary & Service Information
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