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Eleanor Pitts Portwood

June 7, 1938 - October 11, 2016

Obituary


Eleanor Pitts Portwood of Grantville, Georgia passed away on October 11, 2016. She was born on June 7, 1938 to Lola Mae and James Luther Pitts.
Upon her death, Eleanor was reunited with her husband, Obie "Big Daddy" Portwood. Obie & Eleanor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this year, and were separated by his death for only 81 days.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her son, Michael Warren Portwood (Lisa), and siblings Joyce Bankston and Garland "Buddy" Pitts. She is survived by her brother, James L. Pitts, Jr., Prattville, AL., son,...

Eleanor Pitts Portwood of Grantville, Georgia passed away on October 11, 2016. She was born on June 7, 1938 to Lola Mae and James Luther Pitts.
Upon her death, Eleanor was reunited with her husband, Obie "Big Daddy" Portwood. Obie & Eleanor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this year, and were separated by his death for only 81 days.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her son, Michael Warren Portwood (Lisa), and siblings Joyce Bankston and Garland "Buddy" Pitts. She is survived by her brother, James L. Pitts, Jr., Prattville, AL., son, Mitch Portwood (Kim), Neptune Beach, FL and daughter, Marcia P. Stuart (David), Kennesaw, GA, as well as eight grandchildren who knew her as "Nana": Michael Portwood Jr., Whitney Stuart Capraro, Caroline Portwood Stelling, Mitsi Portwood, Ethan Stuart, Leslie Stuart, Grant Portwood and Chance Portwood, and many nieces and nephews.
As an elementary school teacher for many years in Georgia, Eleanor was proud to instill a love of learning and creativity in her students and family. Although an elegant, lifelong fashionista, "Miss Ellie" was also known to don clown makeup and costumes to make her students laugh. Eleanor had a fun personality and never met a stranger. Growing up in Grantville, her family owned a barbeque restaurant, a passion that has carried over through the generations. During the last several years she lovingly attended to Obie as the primary caretaker and manager of his many illnesses. She took joy in giving back to her community and participating in programs at her church.
A private memorial service will take place with family in Georgia at a later date.