Rev. Sam F. Lovitt
Rev. Sam Lovitt was born in Dyer County, Tenn., 78 years ago. He died at his home in Mason Hall, Kenton, Tenn., April 28, 1961.
He came under the care of Obion Presbytery in 1898 and was ordained in 1905. He graduated from Bethel College in 1913 and served several churches in Obion and Madison presbyteries and the Lawrenceburg, Tenn. church. He retired in 1944.
Rev. Lovitt was a faithful and beloved minister of the Lord Jesus and was ever loyal to his church. He missed only a few meetings of Madison Presbytery, in which he last served.
Brother Lovitt's funeral was conducted in the Mason Hall Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Revs. W. D. Marlar, E. C. Cross, and H. C. Walton. Each made a talk, the choir sang four hymns and the Masons had their service of tribute--all in 58 minutes. The church was packed and many stood outside--a great tribute to a beloved Christian brother and minister.
"Brother Sam" is survived by his faithful wife, Mrs. Mary Lovitt; three children, Mrs. Leslie L. Bryant, Kenton; Mrs. Louise Lemmo, Salisbury, Africa and Thomas F. Lovitt, Milan, Ohio; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. V. Singleton and Mrs. Lewis Patterson; and a brother, John Lovitt.
Indeed, a man of faith, love and loyalty has been retired from the battlefield and received into the gracious presence of our blessed Lord but his works will live on in the lives of his fine family and the friends he led to Christ. --Rev. H. C. Walton.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, August 1, 1961, page 15]