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Louise Mattie (Durham Pitts) Rash

May 9, 1931 ~ May 2, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

Louise Mattie (Durham) (Pitts) Rash, 89, of Viola, Arkansas, passed from this life on May 2, 2021, surrounded by family in Salem, Arkansas.    Louise was born May 9, 1931 to Edward Swanson Durham and Ludie (Ragland) Durham in Lauratown, Arkansas.

Louise was married to Abner Carter Pitts on August 18, 1947 in Cherry Valley, Arkansas.   She later married Kenneth Eugene Rash on May 24, 1994 in Viola, Arkansas.  Louise worked at the Tri County Shirt Company in Salem, Arkansas and Baxter Labs in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Louise loved watching birds, gardening and flowers. She was a world class chef to her family and enjoyed cooking for the family gatherings and holidays. Her specialty was a chocolate cake and pinto beans with cornbread. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Louise was of the Church of Christ faith.

Louise leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Phyllis Reynolds (Paul) of Mountain Home, Arkansas and three sons, Carl Pitts (Martha) of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, Ronald Pitts of Salem, Arkansas and Stanley Pitts of Viola, Arkansas; grandchildren, Keith Pitts (Tabby) of Pangburn, Arkansas, Michael Pitts (Stanley) of Avon, Colorado, and Kimberly Santos (Yan) of Carson, California; two great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ruben Pitts; both her husbands; parents; brother, L.S. Durham and a multitude of loved family and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 5, 2021 beginning at 12:00 PM with Bro. Tom Doty and Bro. John Hodges officiating at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Flora Cemetery in Flora, Arkansas. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM until service time

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Services of Salem, Arkansas.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
May 5, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Doty Family Funeral Service
140 North Pickren Street| P.O. Box 395
Salem, AR 72576

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 5, 2021

12:00 PM
Doty Family Funeral Service
140 North Pickren Street| P.O. Box 395
Salem, AR 72576

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
May 5, 2021

Flora Cemetery
SR 223
Viola, AR 72583

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