The Hitts of Mississippi and related families

J.R. Hitt Family

Elizabeth Carolyne HittAge: 8719192007

Elizabeth Carolyne Hitt
Given names
Elizabeth Carolyne
Birth April 12, 1919 44 34
Death of a paternal grandfatherReuben Martin Hitt
September 13, 1932 (Age 13)
Death of a brotherJames Hughes Hitt
November 30, 1944 (Age 25)
Cause: from wounds suffered during the Battle of the Roer
Burial of a brotherJames Hughes Hitt
1944 (Age 24)
Burial of a brotherJames Hughes Hitt
1945 (Age 25)
Cemetery: Clinton Cemetery
Birth of a son
Robert Ishmael Priester
November 23, 1946 (Age 27)
Note: I had 1947 for the birth year, but grave transcriptions on the web list 1946. I'm not sure which is correct.
Death of a sonRobert Ishmael Priester
August 31, 1965 (Age 46)
Death of a fatherJoel Reuben Hitt
July 22, 1967 (Age 48)
Death of a motherElizabeth Margania Robertson
April 1, 1983 (Age 63)
Death of a brotherThomas Stanfield “Dick” Hitt
September 16, 1986 (Age 67)

Death of a brotherBruce Owen Hitt
September 12, 1998 (Age 79)

Death of a husbandWilliam Rayford “Billy” Priester
January 20, 1999 (Age 79)
Death of a brotherJoel Reuben Hitt Jr
June 2, 2003 (Age 84)
Burial of a brotherJoel Reuben Hitt Jr
June 7, 2003 (Age 84)
Cemetery: Mobile Memorial Gardens
Death of a sisterFlora May Hitt
January 11, 2006 (Age 86)
Burial of a sisterFlora May Hitt
January 14, 2006 (Age 86)
Note: buried in Bayview Memorial Park
[Obituary from Natchez Democrat: 07 Jan 2007]

Carolyne Hitt Priester

April 12, 1919 - Jan. 4, 2007

NATCHEZ ??? Graveside services for Elizabeth Carolyne Hitt Priester were held on Jan. 6 at the Natchez City Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Wynn officiating under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mrs. Priester was born April 12, 1919, in Clinton, the daughter of the late Dr. Joel Reuben Hitt and his wife, Elizabeth Margania Robertson Hitt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.R. ???Billy??? Priester Jr.; her son, Robert I. ???Bob??? Priester II; her brothers, James Hitt, Dick Hitt, Bruce Hitt and Joel Hitt Jr.; and her sister, Flora Hitt Taylor.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Priester Byrne and her husband, Paul, of Natchez; a son, Dr. William R. ???Bill??? Priester III and his wife, Jean, of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Shan Priester Fite and her husband, Matt, of Memphis, Dr . William Bradford Priester and his wife, Joanna, of Jackson, Tenn., Robert Priester Byrne and his wife Jessica, of Natchez, and Susannah Byrne Heatherly and her husband, Wade, of Natchez; eight great-grandchildren, John Swink Fite, Halle Hicks Pri ester, Elizabeth Marie Fite, William Charles Fite, Paul Wesley Heatherly, Elizabeth Carolyne Heatherly, Joseph Byrne Heatherly and Elizabeth Layne Byrne; one sister, Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth of Clinton; long time friend, Janie Lee Johnson; and num erous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Natchez Adams County Humane Society Building Fund, c/o AmSouth Bank, 55 Seargent Prentiss Drive, or Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi, P.O. Box 213, Newton, MS 39345.


[Obituary from the Clarion Ledger, 7 Jan 2007]

Carolyne Hitt Priester

Carolyne Hitt Priester, 87, died Thursday, January 4, 2006 in Natchez. (Laird Funeral Home, 601-442-3636).

She was born on April 12, 1919, in Clinton to Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Hitt. Preceding her in death were her husband, W.R. "Billy" Priester, Jr.; her son, Robert I. "Bob" Priester II; her brothers, Dick, Bruce, James and Joel Hitt; her sister, Flora Hitt Taylor.

Survivors include: daughter, Janice Priester Byrne (Paul) of Natchez; son, Dr. W.R. "Bill" Priester III (Jean) of Memphis; four grandchildren, Shan Priester Fite (Matt); Dr. Brad Priester (Joanna); Ro bert Priester Byrne (Jessica); and Susannah Byrne Heatherly (Wade); eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth of Clinton.

Death January 4, 2007 (Age 87)
Burial January 6, 2007 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Natchez City Cemetery
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Marriage: December 25, 1904Columbia, Marion County, MS, USA
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J.R. Hitt FamilyFlora May Hitt
Birth: November 5, 1912 38 27Buford, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: January 11, 2006Pensacola, Escambia County, FL, USA
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Hitt brothers in football uniformsJames Hughes Hitt
Birth: December 30, 1914 40 29Goss, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: November 30, 1944The Netherlands
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Joel Reuben Hitt, Jr.Joel Reuben Hitt Jr
Birth: December 30, 1916 42 31Clinton, Hinds County, MS, USA
Death: June 2, 2003Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
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Robert Ishmael Priester
Birth: November 23, 1946 33 27Natchez, Adams County, MS, USA
Death: August 31, 1965Oxford, Lafayette County, MS, USA

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