Velma N. Pitts, 77, of Bancroft, Mich., formerly of Monette, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at the Durand Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Durant, Mich. She had been a beautician in Nettleton and Flint, Mich.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Church of Christ in Monette with her nephew, Jerry Qualls, officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Monette Cemetery.
She was born at Evening Shade on July 26, 1929, the daughter of Arthur and Tina (Ballard) Hamilton. She graduated from Monette High School. She married Ralph E. Pitts on Nov. 28, 1949. Mr. Pitts died on June 15, 1992. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Monette and Swartz Creek, Mich.
She is survived by a daughter, Carlota (Michael) Pelton, of Bancroft, Mich; a granddaughter, Stephanie Clay, of Durand, Mich.; and a great-grandson, Jordan Clay.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Pelton.