Mary Thaxton (Callaway) Pittman

Born: Sun., Nov. 23, 1924
Died: Wed., Mar. 2, 2016


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 04, 2016
Location: Callaway Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 05, 2016
Location: Callaway Funeral Home Chapel

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Mary Callaway Thaxton Pittman

Mary Callaway Thaxton Pittman, age 91, of Union Point, GA died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, GA. Mary was born on November 23, 1924, in Washington, Georgia, one of thirteen children and the daughter of the late Robert Thomas Callaway and Nellie Carlton Callaway. She grew up and attended school in Washington, GA.  In 1945 she moved from Wilkes County to Union Point where she worked for Chipman Union as a looper for thirty-three years.  As an active and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point, she held numerous positions on different committees. Over the years she cared for  many of the elderly in the community allowing them to stay in their homes. She enjoyed sewing on plastic canvases, crocheting, quilting and working sudoku puzzles.

She is survived by a daughter, Janice Moon of Conyers, GA; a son, Douglas Thaxton of Augusta, GA; three granddaughters, Amy Mayo, Jennifer Moon and Brenda Moon; siblings, Ella Nell Mines of Union Point, GA, Ellie Jones of Lincolnton, GA, Evelyn Bridges of Sandy Cross, GA and Otis Callaway of Washington, GA.  In addition to her parents and a son, Gerald Thaxton, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Rachel Johnson, Rollin Callaway, Herbert Callaway, Orlando Callaway, Priscilla Nunn, Vera Jones, Lila Mae Swanson and Shelby Callaway.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Callaway Chapel, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Marc Lhowe officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are: Ricky Callaway, Brian Callaway, Tommy Swann, Ricky Newsom, Dee Lindsey, Eric Jacoby and Gene Lindsey. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 at Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  The family requests any memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton St., Union Point, GA, 30669.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mrs. Mary was such a sweet person. Sincere sympathy.
Terry & Elaine Cantrell

linda yearwood barrington
   Posted Thu March 03, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss.I have known Mary for many years, she was always such a sweet person. No matter how much time passed between visits she was always the same. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Stacey Bell
   Posted Thu March 03, 2016
I am so sorry to hear. What a great loss to your family. I know she will be missed by many. Thinking of you all during this time.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sat March 05, 2016
My prayers are with you all at this time!

Mary AnnMeadows Peeler
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
Love and sympathy to the family

Elaine Carlton Vinson
   Posted Sun March 13, 2016
We just found out about Mary's passing. She was a special person to my Mother, Edna Carlton, and to our family. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with all her family. Alvin & Elaine Carlton Vinson, Greenville, SC

Jane Echols Davis
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016
Dear Family, so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a sweet lady. I have fond memories of our family get- togethers as young children. Always a fun time. You are in our thoughts at this time.
Jane and James Davis