Margarette Whittington Titus

January 26, 1922 ~ December 20, 2011 (age 89)

Funeral services for Margarette Lucille Whittington East Titus, age 89, of Jeffersonville, Indiana will be held on Monday, December 26, 2011, at 2 PM, at Scott Funeral Home''s North Chapel, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, IN, with a private burial in the Methodist Church cemetery in White Plains, Georgia. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10 a" 2 PM, at the funeral home.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, and a friend to all who knew her. She will also be remembered for being strong in tough times and holding her family together. She was a member of the Memphis, TN Chapter of the Eastern Star, a baptized believer in Christ, on August 15, 1955, and a member of the Lexington Christian Church. Later she transferred her membership to the White Plains Methodist Church, later becoming an active participant of the Community Christian Church at Sellersburg Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sellersburg, IN.

Her hobbies included sewing, gardening, craft making, crocheting, cooking and baking. Margarette loved to crochet afghans, doilies, tablecloths, baby blankets and clothes. Many of these items went to charitable organizations for fundraisers. She lovingly indulged in her favorite pastime of cooking and baking. Her specialties included chicken and dumplings, salmon patties and red eye gravy, chocolate and lemon pies, and rum cake. She also made red-hot candy, which was most likely in your Christmas gift. Her home was the heart of her family and the love of little children.

Margarette was preceded in death by her mother, Matilda Charlton Whittington (1924), father, Oscar Thomas Hansford Whittington (1936), husband, Adolph East Sr. (1947), daughter, Catherine Lucille East (1948), husband, James Milford Titus (1976), great-granddaughter, Ashley Morgan White (1987), sister, Lois Whittington Cummins Ford Bennett (2002), a son, Adolph East Jr. (2003), and nephews, William A. Ford (2010) and Robert D. Ford (2011).

Survivors include three children: Rebecca (Becky) White and husband JR of New Albany, IN; Sherry Lewis and husband Larry of Carrollton, KY; John (Bill) East and friend Linda of Sellersburg, IN; daughter-in-law, Beth East of Sellersburg, IN; eleven grandchildren: David White and wife Beth of New Albany, IN; Lisa Ryba and husband Stan of Tabernacle, NJ; Michael White and wife Stephanie of Louisville, KY; Robin Warren and husband Kevin of Sellersburg, IN; Dolph East and wife Angela of Atlanta, GA; Neil East and wife Lisa of Sellersburg, IN; Steve East and wife Theresa of Louisville, KY; James Lewis of Carrollton, KY; Christa Hall and husband Randy of Marysville, IN; John East Jr. of Sellersburg, IN; and Stephanie Callaway of Charlestown, IN; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and two step-daughters, Reita Procter of North Vernon, IN; and Pat Petro of Arizona; and our Mississippi family: James E. Cummins (Joyce) and Sherrie F. Buffington (Joe) and Hope Patterson.

Memorial contributions can be made to Life Span Resources, Attention: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 995, New Albany, IN 47151-0995; or Hosparus of Southern Indiana, 624 E. Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150; or the Alzheimer''s Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205. Envelopes will be available Scott Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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