Ila Farnell Pittard

Ila Farnell Pittard, 89, of Simpsonville, wife of W. Henry Pittard, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Born in Bainbridge, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Henry Grady Farnell and the late Eva Myrtle Ingram.

Mrs. Pittard was a member of Simpsonville United Methodist Church. She worked as an administrator for many years in the construction industry, was head of the Red Cross volunteers for many years at Hillcrest Hospital and later retired from H&R Block.

In addition to her husband of 63 years, Henry Pittard, she is survived by two daughters, Eve Pittard Harris and her husband, Robert A. Dickinson, of Johns Creek, GA, and Ellen Pittard Deaton and her husband, Randy Deaton, of Fork Shoals; grandchildren, Kevin Harris and Christopher Harris both of Johns Creek, GA, Will Pittard, Jeremy Deaton and Nicole Deaton of Fork Shoals.

She was preceded in death by one brother, H.G. Farnell, Jr.; and two sisters, Helen McCarty and Katherine Dixon.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Simpsonville.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Simpsonville United Methodist Church with Rev. Joel Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Meals on Wheels of Greenville, 15 Oregon St, Greenville, SC 29605, (864) 233-6565.

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