The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


December 11, 2012

Marion Opal Warren Pritt

— Marion Opal Warren Pritt was born on Dec. 3, 1923. She died on Dec. 9, 2012 after just celebrating her 89th birthday. Her parents were Thomas (Tine) and Bertha Collier Warren. She was born at Long Lake, attending Woodhouse School, and played on the championship basketball team. She graduated in 1942.

She lived the majority of her life in the Houston and Friendswood area, moving to Terrell after the death of her husband, Ed Pritt. She moved to the Terrell Senior Terraces to be nearer her daughter. She made friends easily there by her winning smile, and cooking talents. She was soon to become known as the pie lady, not only because the pies were beautiful, but really tasty. She had her specialties which included chicken and dumplings, apricot fried pies, snickerdoodle cookies, and peach and blackberry cobblers. Let’s just say she was a terrific cook.

She was happiest when she could take her delicious foods to the pot luck dinners. After a pot luck was bingo, and you would not get an answer to the call you made if it was during bingo time. That was also when she got to dress up in her finery, costume jewelry and all. She just sparkled.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; sister, Mildred Smith; brother, Tony Warren; husband, Ed Pritt; and sons, Thomas Scarborough and Michael Crutcher.

She is survived by daughter, Jean Hofer and husband Jerry of Terrell; son, Phillip Crutcher and wife Pat of Baytown; stepdaughter, Marcia Shelton of Tyler; daughter-in-law, Glenda Scarborough of Houston; sisters, Ethel and her husband Belah Keeling; and Rose Skains. She has nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, countless nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Pallbearers will be Terry Skains, BR Skains, James Dunn, Rooney Crutcher, Beau Pendley and Donny Scarborough. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Crutcher, Belah Keeling and Jerry Hibbler.

Services were at 1 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. Graveside services were at Cedar Creek Cemetery.

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