Mary Fitts

NEWBERRY — Mary Ruth Freeman Fitts, 88, of Newberry died Friday, March 6, 2014 at Lexington Medical Center.

Born on November 24, 1925 in Jacksonville, FL, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Myrtle Hall Redden.

Mrs. Fitts was a retired employee of Belk's and she loved working in her yard.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Freeman (Jerry) Horn of Ridgeway; sons, Jesse "Jay" R. Freeman, III of Lexington, Douglas L. (Viola) Freeman of Jackson, MS, and Harry V. (Gloria) Freeman of Chapin; step-son, Gary (Patty) Fitts of Mogadore, OH; sister Barbara Ann Redden Wade of Ft. Smith, AR; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren and her beloved dog, Shorty. She was predeceased by her husband, ArDee Fitts and a grandson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Larry Hagerty.

Memorials are suggested to Raleigh Office 2418 Blue Ridge Road Suite 206 Raleigh NC 27607 or to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suit 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

Funeral Home

Whitaker Funeral Home
1704 College St. Newberry, SC 29108

Published in The Newberry Observer from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014