Mrs. Lula Luther Pettit

The Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

July 8, 1920

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Mrs. J. H. Pettit Buried Friday

She Was the Mother of Nine Children, All of Whom Survive Her.

Mrs. Lula Pettit, wife of the late J. H. Pettit, passed away at her home on South Erwin Street in Cartersville on Thursday, July 1, 1920, after a lingering illness.  She was a daughter of the late J. L. and Margaret Luther, of Bartow county, and was married to Mr. J. H. Pettit in 1881, and reared a large family.  Her husband preceeded her to the grave some fifteen years ago.

Mrs. Pettit was a greatly beloved woman, and enjoyed a large circle of friends who loved her for her many virtues.  She became a Christian and united with the Baptist church, when fourteen years of age, and took a great interest in the welfare of her church and all its undertakings.  She was a regular attendant, unless kept away by illness or some providential cause.

Despite the fact that Mrs. Pettit was practically an invalid for the last few months of her life, she bore her suffering with that Christian fortitude which had marked her long and useful life, patiently awaiting the call of her Master to come up higher.

Leaves Large Family

Surviving the deceased are nine children.  They are:  Mrs. John H. Hood, of Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. C. R. Loveless, of Dawson, Ga.; Mrs. J. J. Stone, of Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. J. Y. Harris, Miss Lula Mae Pettit, Miss Lena Pettit, and Messrs Luther, Hugh and Henry Pettit, all of Cartersville.  All of her children were at the bedside when the mother passed away, as was also her brother, Mr. T. L. Luther, of Dallas, Texas who had been with her for two weeks before the end came.

Mrs. Pettit is also survived by four brothers and one sister.  They are:  Mr. W. C. Luther and Rev. R. B. Luther, of San Francisco; J. L. and T. L. Luther, of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. C. L. Stevenson of Moultrie, Ga.  Another sister, Mrs. J. M. Boyd of Peach, Tex.; passed away four years ago.

Interment at Cassville

The funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church in Cartersville, last Friday afternoon at three o’clock.  Rev. L. Elmer Dutton, her pastor, was assisted by Dr. C. Lamar McGlnty, of Macon, a former pastor.

Immediately after the services were concluded at the church, the remains were carried to Cassville, where they were interred beside the graves of other loved ones gone on before.

The pallbearers were Messrs Jack Hill, W. A. Dodd, James M. Smith, Eugene Smith, W. C. Walton, Herman J. Adams.

A large concourse of friends gathered at the church and accompanied the remains to Cassville.  The large number of flowers attested the esteem to which this good woman was held and the sympathy of the community is being extended the family who have lost “Mother.”


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