Cover photo for William Ernest Pitchford's Obituary
William Ernest Pitchford Profile Photo
1928 William 2015

William Ernest Pitchford

January 23, 1928 — October 18, 2015

William Ernest Pitchford, 87, of Murrayville, Ga., passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Pitchford was born on January 23, 1928 in Hall County to the late Homer and Mattie Smith Pitchford. He was retired from Georgia Power Company after 41 years of service.  He was Master Mason and long standing deacon and trustee of Concord Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Rhonda Gail Pitchford. Mr. Pitchford is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Braganza Forrester Pitchford ; his son and wife Ira and Judy Pitchford; grandchildren, Melissa Pitchford Wilson, Billy Pitchford, Melinda Pitchford Garland; great-grandchildren, Kayla Marchbanks, Cody Marchbanks, Mattie Earley, Alexandra Early, Anna Grace Garland.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at Concord Baptist Church in Clermont with interment to follow.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Strickland Funeral Home in Clermont.

Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Ernest Pitchford, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

W R Strickland and Sons Funeral Home

260 Main Street, Clermont, GA 30527

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Concord Baptist Church

Clermont, GA

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 18

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree