Arlene Pittman

Born: Tue., May 28, 1968
Died: Mon., Dec. 26, 2011


Visitation

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 28, 2011
Location: Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 29, 2011
Location: Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home


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Johnson’s Corner Community,
Mrs. Arlene Pittman, age 43 of the Johnson’s Corner Community, died Monday, December 26, 2011 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness. She was a native of San Marcos, Texas; living in Pierce and Ware Counties for several years before moving to Toombs County in 2000. She was an avid dirt track driver, and was the promoter of several race tracks, including Waycross, Cochran, and Golden Isles Speedways. She was the former owner of A&P Recyclers, and the former co-owner of Pittman Consulting and Designs. She was twice chairperson of the United Way in Ware County, and attended the Edmond Chapel Church of God.
 
Arlene is survived by her husband, Philip Pittman of Johnson’s Corner; two daughters, Ashley Tanner and husband Bobby of Hoboken, and Victoria Nasworth and Jeremiah of Cochran; four step-children, Jennifer Pittman of Atlanta, Megan Nash and husband Benjamin of Santa Claus, Heath Pittman and wife Emily of Vidalia, and Nathan Pittman and wife Valerie of Vidalia; her parents, Arliss Sewell of Odessa, Texas and Barbara Crews of Blackshear; one sister, Glenda Krantz of Blackshear; two brothers, Allen Sherrer of Rialto, California and Paul Jorgensen of Blackshear; two grandchildren, Kolton William Brown and Logan Christopher Tanner; seven step-grandchildren, Hunter, Hailey, Hannah, LiliAnn, Melea, Nathalie, and Marley; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 29th at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Reverend F.M. Henderson, Reverend Jim Bennett, and Reverend Bill Brannon officiating. Interment will follow in the Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
  
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 515 Denmark St., Suite 500, Statesboro, GA 30458.

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patty akridge
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
May God comfort you all and give yal the strength to get throught this difficult time in your life. When I lost my Daddy my mama quoted a something that has really helped me and my family it is "God's Grace Is Sufficent and His Mercy Endureth Forever." God Bless You All.

Carmen Johnson
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
Phil and family: You are in my prayers as you have been for awhile now. I knew Arlene from racing in Dublin and Cochran. She is well now and smiling with Jesus and the angels.

Randall & Sherri Cooper
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Wendy Lee
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
Ashley, Tori, Phil and family: Thinking of you during the loss of Arlene. I pray God will give each of the peace in your heart knowing she is no longer suffering and is in the presence of the Lord. She was such a fighter and a strong woman who loved all of you very much. Even though she is no longer on Earth she will always be with you in your hearts. God Bless You.

Missy Gardner
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
My heart aches for all of you. God received another angel this morning when she went home...and she is no longer suffering that horrible pain that she had known lately. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family off and on the track. She was a precious, precious soul! God Bless All of You...and remember...she's only a memory away.

Denise Dixon
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
Precious memories of a precious person, Arlene. Praying for family & friends! May God comfort you through your loss.

Penny and Tim Allen of Chester
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
May God comfort your family. You will be missed at CMS.

Cindy Williamson Dominy
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
My heart is heavy tonight thinking about your loss of Arlene. I pray god will comfort you thru this difficult time. Hold tight and fast to all of your special memories. She may be gone from our sight but she will live forever in our hearts. My thoughts and Prayers are with you. May God Bless You.

Brenda & Joe Drawdy
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
Sorry to hear of your loss, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Donna Ann Darley
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
Phil,
We were so sorry to hear this news. God bless you all during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

Sincerely,
Donna Ann and Al Darley

Krista Bowen Youmans
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
I went to school with Arlene and when I think of her I can see that big beautiful smile she had. My deepest sympathy to the family and to her best friend Glenna. Praying for all of you.

tony and sue pettis
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
arlene you will be miss you were a very good friend to us. our thoughts&prayers are with the
family. love tony and sue pettis

JP Morgan
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
For those who don't know me, I am Arlene's uncle. I was 10 when she was born. I babysat Arlene on occasion in Texas and, much as she hated me telling her boyfriend's when she was a teenager, I used to change her stinky, foul-smelling diapers. LOL I just want all of you to know that before Arlene raced cars she was a Cross Country runner too at Pierce County High School. I used to be her point man/spotter - I followed her in my car while she ran 20+ miles out in the country in Pierce County GA. She was 16 and I was 26. How she could run so far and so well beat me. I got tired just driving that far! LOL She was quick to make friends, quick to voice her opinion and, most importantly, quick to smile and love anyone, anything, anywhere. Yes, she was a racer of cars, but she was quick to do a lot of things in her life and while we will all miss her and love her forever, she will always be in our minds and hearts. Even though we didn't always show you or tell you, we do love you Arlene and always will! XOXO

Tina Wyant Breeden
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
I did NOT know Arlene personally, only on Facebook. I am so SORRY for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. I will miss her updates and what place she finished in her race. Just know that in some other state, there are people that are praying for your family.

Ardyce Morgan
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
I am so sad to hear of Arlene's passing. She was so vibrant and caring, living life to its fullest. My prayers are for God's comforting presence to surround all those who mourn, but especially for her family and very close friends. I am sending a reading my husband, Pastor Herb Morgan, used to read at the graveside of departed loved ones.

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here
Warm southern wind, blow softly here
Green sod above, light light, lie light
Good night, dear heart, good night
(Robert Richards)

pat brown
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
sorry for your loss.arlene was a good person.god bless you and family.

Arlene & Jimmy McMillian
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
Dear Phil Pittman and Family

With our deepest sympathy, we have heavy hearts over the loss of Arlene. She was an amazing woman with so much love and laughter to give to all whom she met, including our little family.
It saddens us to know, we will not see her driving the "Pink Fire" or even smile at us when she climbed in or out of the fabulous car.
For a few brief moments, we spoke of life and racing. She was so busy giving herself to racing and the racing family, those few moments are charished.
May God's Grace shine upon all of you and keep you. She is HOME!

Steve A. Howell
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
Phil, Sorry to hear about Arlene, Our thoughts & prayers are with you, again so sorry to hear, Steve, Marla and Stevie Howell

Bonnie Deason
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family at this sad time

julian ouzts
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
Phil,
I am so sorry to hear this.

Wayne, Deione, & Caleb Payne
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Arlene was a sweet girl with a beautiful smile. She will definately be missed.

Kathy Johnson
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss. Although I don't know you personally; I checked your facebook page daily for updates. Deepest sympathy for all. I know that you're an inspiration to alot of people and will be truly missed by them but you will definitely stay in their hearts. I pray that God gives ya'll the strength to get through this. May God Bless You All and Keep You Safe.

ashton ethridge and family
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with y'all during this time! Praying God will comfort and give you strength... remember this isn't goodbye.... its only see you soon! :)

You will be missed!

Cynthia Morgan Risk
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
Arlene was my cousin, actually, the daughter of one of my cousins. I remember her as a young girl with a sweet smile and tender eyes filled with joy and adventure. It has only been within recent years that we have been in touch again after many years between. And when I look at her pictures I still see the same sweet smile and eyes full of tenderness, joy and adventure. I am sorry that I never had the opportunity to meet her family. I wish I could do more than just send you words, but that is all that I have. But know that my words are full of sympathy and sorrow. And I pray that God reaches down and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Twyla Luke
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
I see us as young
Feeding all those blasted rabbits so we could go ride horses or play
I see us a little older
Me running away from the fireworks, you running towards
I see us as teens
The bottle is spinning and I'm scared where it will land, you laughing wildly
I see us as youngs adults
Me with my family and you with yours
I see a span of time
With blankness in between
I see us middle aged
Connecting over the space of states
I see you running, the race of your life
And me here while time stands still.....
I see me here alone, one less family member, kin, loved one.
But I see you
At Peace.

Brandon Overton
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
Mrs. Arlene Pittman was a wonderful women who was loved by many and was taken to early!!!! She loved racing period no matter if it was dirt/asphalt she just loved any kind of racing!!! She will truly be missed not only at her home tracks but around all the tracks where she was known!!! The whole pittman family is in my prayers and hopefully we can go to cochran this weekend and win this race in her honor!!!!

Rita Gill
   Posted Thu December 29, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss. Arlene was a great friend to me when we went to Pierce County High School. We are the same age. She always had a smile on her face. She touched so many hearts, she was what a true friend was and should be. She will be missed and thought of often. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. Rest in peace my friend my heart is with you!!!!!!!(Rita Spruill Gill)

Johnny & Pam Griggers
   Posted Thu December 29, 2011
Phil:
So sorry to hear about your loss know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. It is a hard time of the year and just know that we are as close as the phone if there is anything we can do for you

Jenny Miller
   Posted Thu December 29, 2011
The Pittman family is in my thoughts and prayers. GOD SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!

Todd Hutto East Bay Raceway Park
   Posted Thu December 29, 2011
Phil, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this the most difficult of times. May God Bless you and your Family.

Jackie Miller
   Posted Thu December 29, 2011
Phil, My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bring peace and comfort to you during this time. THings and places Arlene did and went to affected many lives and she will be remembered by many..May God bless you and help you through ths time of sorrow..Love you and will be praying for you.

Jerry and Ellen Morgan
   Posted Thu December 29, 2011
So sorry to hear of the loss of Arelne. Our thoughts an prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort in this time of sorrow.

The Moseley Family
   Posted Thu December 29, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all - family as well as the many friends and fans. Arlene was a tough lady who knew what she wanted and knew how to get it! She is probably in the heavens telling them how it is and racing with those who passed before her. Go get em' girl!

James (JT) Passmore
   Posted Fri December 30, 2011
Phil and family,my condolences on your loss.May God be with you all in the tough times to follow.Arlene will be missed by many,many people.She was and still is a amazeing lady and a fighter to the end.She fought that dreadful cancer with every fiber and soul of her body....Love you all,hope to see you all soon..

Connie Higgs
   Posted Sun January 01, 2012
Precious memories of a precious person, Arlene. Praying for family & friends! May God comfort you through your loss.

Ann Wheeler Drake
   Posted Sun January 01, 2012
Phil, so sorry for your lost. My prayers are with you and the your family.

Courtney an Glenn Mekks
   Posted Mon January 02, 2012
You will be missed Arlene by Many People... I have known you for many yrs all through Jr & High school , Remember you was always so sweet & pretty in School & still was ..God Got Another Angel!! Bless your Family in these hard times.

Jack & Pat Campbell Erwin Tn.
   Posted Thu January 05, 2012
We are so sorry in the loss of your mother and want you to know we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Just know that she is in God's hands and feels no more pain.
We're never had a chance to meet your mother, but know the love you had for her and she for you. Just remember she will always be with you in your heart.
We know there is an emptiness right now , but it will get better. Only time can heal the hurt and the support and love of family and friends. Just know if you ever need us , we are only a phone call away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

Nanny Pat & Papaw Jack