Maude O. Pittman



"She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:26-30

Maude Evangeline Overby Pittman, 82, died Wednesday, following a period of declining health. She was a member of the Golden Girls at Pleasant Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, Pikeville, where she was a leader in the Bridge Builder program for the University of Mount Olive for many years. She was retired from Bussmann with 35 years of service.

Funeral will be Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1100 Pikeville-Princeton Road Pikeville, with the Rev. Barry Stallings officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church sanctuary.
Burial will be Monday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jarvis “B.J.” and Cathy Pittman of Belfast; a daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Steve Herring of Mount Olive with whom she made her home for the past four years; four grandchildren, Jason Pittman, Jennifer Pittman, Troy Herring and Matthew Herring; a great-granddaughter, Audrey Herring Johnson; and a sister, Margie Barnette of Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Claude Pittman Jr.

The family is being served by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory and online condolences may be sent to

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 36, Pikeville, N.C. 27863.