2007-02-15 / Obituaries


Wilhelmina "Hitsy" Parnell Pirtle, 58, of San Diego, Calif., died Feb. 2, 2007 at Sharp Chula Vista Hospital in Chula Vista, Calif. She was born Dec. 28, 1948 in Grove Hill.

Survivors include her husband, William Pirtle, San Diego, Calif.; her mother, Wilhelmina Parnell, Thomasville; two sons, Brett Levinson, Atlanta, Ga., Joshua Levinson, New Orleans, La.; one stepson, Billy Pirtle, Nashville, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Emily Pirtle, Manhattan, N.Y., Jessica Pirtle, Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Covert Eugene "Pete" Parnell III, Palm Springs, Calif., Polie M. Parnell, Palm Harbor, Fla.; one sister, Mary "Burnsie" Mathis, Atlanta, Ga.; one granddaughter, Kiley Levinson, Atlanta, Ga.

The service was Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Thomasville United Methodist Church with Rev. Philip Craddock officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Bill Mathis, Billy Mathis, Billy Pirtle, Jason Parnell, Justin Parnell, Polie Parnell, Pete Parnell and Peter Defransa.

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