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Obituary | Geoge A. Witter
« on: April 12, 2008, 03:37:42 AM »
Submitted by: Pat Schulze


Another honored Belton and Bell County pioneer has been called home to the World Beyond.

Saturday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock death came to relieve Mrs. George A. Witter from the severe suffering which she had endured for several weeks.

Mrs. Mary  Frances Greathouse Witter was born in Troupe county, Georgia, September 8, 1843.  Her marriage to Mr. Geo. A. Witter was solemn ized at West Point, Georgia, November 11, 1859.  In 1870 Mr and Mrs Witter came to Bell County to make their home residing  for ten years near  Heidenheimer and coming to make their home in Belton in 1880.

Mrs. Witter was a devoted member of the Baptist church and in the active years of her life she was a faithful worker in ist every department.  She was the daughter of a Baptist minister and united with the church at an early age.

The home was the center of life with Mrs. Witter.  Devoted to her children and husband nothing was left undone in the home that would give them hoy or comfort.

She was always ready to help the less fortunate.  Whenever ssickness or misfortune touched those about her she was always present to give cheerful, practical and efficient aid.

She found many ways in which to give pleasure to everyone with whom she came in contact.

From the work and the ranks of the Daughters of the confederacy she will be greatly missed.

Her admiration for the handiwork of God as shown in her passionate love for flowers.  They responded to her love and her home garden was a bower of flowers many times when others had failed entirely.  There is probably not a lady in this state who has grown with the labor of her own hands as many beautiful flowers as did Mrs. Witter.

It was indeed fitting that the floral offerings placed with loving hands about her last resting place should have been the beautiful ones they were, and so abundant.

The funeral services were held at the family home in North Belton, Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. M. Andrews, pastor of the First Baptist church of Temple, assisted by Rev. J.E. Siceloff, pastof of the First Methodist church of this city.

The body was tenderly and reverently laid to rest in North Belton cemetery.

Mrs. Witter is survived by husband, son and daughter;  Will Witter of this city and Mrs. Fred Pryor of Austin; also seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a brother R.H. Greathouse of Quanah and a number of relatives.

A number of friends were present from temple and other points in the county.  Among those from out of the county were Mr and Mrs E.H. Perry and F.G. Smith of Austin; Mr and Mrs Raymond Goddard of Waco.


My notes:  there were 8 mother and her sister and three brothers, children of deceased son George Witter and Jesse Porter Witter, and  Wilma, Elizabeth and Mary, daughters of Will Witter.

Mary Frances Greathouse Witter   born September 8, 1843    died  January 6, 1923
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