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Dorothy Kate Pitts Yearwood
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Dorothy Kate Pitts Yearwood, formerly of Cumming, died Feb. 27, 2011.


Mrs. Yearwood grew up in Toccoa, where she and Jr. were married in 1947.


The family resided in Cumming for more than 40 years.


Dorothy was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife and friend.


She took in many children and adults as her own, and cared for everyone as if they were.


She was a skilled cook, excellent gardener and incredible bargain hunter. She passed down many of these traits to those around her.


She loved to speak of the Bible and would gladly tell you how much she was blessed and a Christian of the Baptist faith.


Her husband, Jasper P. Yearwood Jr. ; parents, Cecil and Clara Pitts; sisters, Irene Yearwood and Annette Holbrooks; brothers, Charles and James Pitts, preceded her in death.


Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, June and Pat Green, Pat Yearwood Manus, Betty and Michael Buice, Linda and Phil Mays, all of Dawsonville, formerly of Cumming; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Holbrooks of Cumming, Louise Moore, Linda Pitts, both of Toccoa; brother, Harley Pitts of Toccoa; various other relatives also survive.


A celebration of life memorial service was held at 11 a.m. March 1 at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Holbrooks officiating. Interment followed at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.


Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.