Esther Holland Pitts

Everything here started for me with Mrs. Pitts. Although I never got to meet her, her booklet on the Adairs and Hollands was my first look at our family history. It piqued my curiosity like nothing else, and started a lifelong passion for history. I’m forever indebted, and grateful for all the groundwork she laid.

From Mrs. Pitts’ obituary:


Ester Holland Pitts

29th, 1906

DATE OF DEATH  November 14th, 2006

CEMETERY  Rosemont Cemetery

Esther H. Pitts, age 100, of 1000 Musgrove St. died Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the NHC of Clinton.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas Hampton and Mattie Henry Holland and lived in Clinton her entire life.

Mrs. Pitts was a member of the Broad St. United Methodist Church where she was Superintendent of the Children’s Division for many years.

In 1974 she was presented a Life Membership Pin by the United Methodist Women.

She was the Secretary of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce for 25 years.

The Clinton Lion’s Club and Business and Professional Women’s Club named Mrs. Pitts as the Clinton Woman of the Year in 1967.

Mrs. Pitts was active and held offices in the American Legion Auxiliary, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Laurens County Historical Society, Cub Scouts, United Way and the Business and Professional Women.

She had a great interest and compiled books on family genealogy and Laurens County history.

She was predeceased by her husband, Pascal Mark (Pack) Pitts, Jr. in 1939, a son, Thomas Griffin Pitts and a daughter-in-law, Anne Digby Pitts.

Surviving are two sons, Pascal Mark Pitts, III (Monnie) and Edward Holland Pitts; daughter-in-law Sue Rucker Pitts; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16th in the Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately after the service.

Gray Funeral Home of Clinton.