|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1919|
Palo Pinto County
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1969|
Charlie Marie Thomas was the 5th child of Harvey Monroe Thomas and Maggie Mae Cornelius. She married Doyle Brooks Pitts on 1 Jan 1939 in Fredrick, Tillman Co., OK. To this union were born 6 children. After Doyle got out of the Army Service, the family moved to Wanette, Pottawatomie Co., OK where he farmed and Charlie was a homemaker. Charlie wrote beautiful poetry.
POEM: Memory Lane
I wandered today down memory lane,
Todays long since gone by,
I saw a group of children's play,
'Neath a mothers watchful eye,
I saw a tall and slately tree,
It's branches high up in the air,
Providing shade for the children's play,
I wonder -- Is that tree still growing there?
I saw a man come home from work,
His blue eyes seemed to twinkle,
As the children ran to greet him,
His eyebrow raised to form a wrinkle,
His round face beamed with tender love,
His work-worn hands showed loving care,
He stopped and gave each child a pat,
To him, they are equally dear,
I take these trips down memory lane,
With pleasure -- not regret,
Now, I have children of my own,
But these memories I shan't forget,
Written by: Charlie Marie Pitts
This poem was written about her childhood and father.
Shawnee News Star, Pottawatomie Co., OK, Charlie Marie Obituary on June 28, 1969:
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlie Marie PITTS, 49, of Wanette, are set for 2 p.m. today in Wanette Methodist Church. Rev. Al ROACH will officiate.
Burial will be in Wanette Cemetery. Conner-Roberts Funeral Home, Purcell, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. PITTS died Saturday evening.
She was born Sept. 8, 1919 in Mingus, Tex. and had lived in Wanette for about 19 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church there.
Survivors are her husband, Doyle B. PITTS, of the home; four daughters, Wynelle PITTS, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Elaine WOODS, Moore, Peggy PITTS, Oklahoma City, Anita PITTS, Wanette; one sister, Eurma Faye CRISWELL, Wichita Falls, Tex.; three brothers, J. O. THOMAS and J. T. THOMAS, both of Wichita Falls, Tex, and Grady THOMAS, Somerville, N.J.
The Oklahoman, June 30, 1969
Mrs. Charlie Marie PITTS, 49, Rites Tuesday (Conner - Roberts, Purcell)
Stone inscr: "Together with Christ we fought life through"
Double stone w/ husband, Doyle Brooks Pitts
Harvey Monroe Thomas (1885 - 1960)
Maggie Mae Cornelius Thomas (1881 - 1956)
Doyle Brooks Pitts (1916 - 1991)
Plot: Lot 722 Block 3, N 1/2, First Addition
Created by: Mindy
Record added: Jul 31, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11454842