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02/14/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Frances Wroten Pittinger

Frances Carmine Wroten Pittinger
(13 Jan 1925 - 13 Feb 2014)

 Newport News High School Class of Feb 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is still more sad news today.      Frances Wroten Pittinger, Class of February 1942, sister of Joan Wroten Caraway of MS, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 89 years and one month.

 From the Daily Press - 02/14/14:

             Frances Wroten Pittinger


NEWPORT NEWS - Frances Wroten Pittinger, 89, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

Born Jan. 13, 1925, in Newport News, Va. to the late Thomas and Catherine Wroten, she was a Newport News High School graduate.

Frances was a member of Northside Christian Church and a charter member of the Philothean Bible School Class. She also served in the Children's Ministry for thirty years.

Frances worked at Fort Eustis Transportation and retired with thirty years of service. She was also a member of "NARFE" Chapter 682.

Frances was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-seven years, Curtis, her parents, two sisters and five brothers.



Frances will be remembered and missed by her daughter, Mary L. Pittinger, of Hampton; her son, Curtis Pittinger, Jr. and his wife, Ruth Anne, of Richmond, Ind.; her sister Joan Caraway, and husband, Joe, of Baldwin, Miss.; two grandchildren, Tina Landis, also of Richmond, Tim Pittinger, of Boiling Springs, S.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Ray and Keith Landis, and Mariah and Dylan Pittinger.

The family wishes to thank Ed and Hazel Sloate for their love and help of many years, friends at Northside Christian Church, Home Helpers (Gwen Lloyd and Andrea Rather) and Marie Collins for the love provided for "Mom". God bless you all. Thank you to the staff at the Hampton Road Specialty Hospital for the love, compassion and care provided for Mom and her family.

Family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Northside Christian Church, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m.; Mr. Larry Jones will officiate and interment will be in Peninsula Memorial Park. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on February 14, 2014.
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Mary Lou and Leroy, May the Lord bless you and comfort you. We are keeping you in our prayers. Please let us know if you need anything. We love you and pray that Aunt Francis is enjoying being reunited with Uncle Curtis and being in the Presence of Jesus.

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Mary, God had a reason for bringing us together. It was my pleasure to help take care of your MOM and also get to know you. I pray that God sends the comforter for you and fill you with many blessings to come.

~ Qwen Lloyd, Newport News, Virginia

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Pittinger's family and their friends at this time.

 Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309



Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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