Merle Fitts, 92, died on June 21, 2013, in El Dorado, Ark. while in the care of hospice.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Roscoe Cemetery with Father Dennis Bosley officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Merle was born Nov. 20, 1920 in Seagoville, near Dallas, and moved to Roscoe, where she attended Roscoe High School. She married Doyle Fitts on Nov. 15, 1937 in Roscoe. They were married for 62 years. A resident of Sweetwater since 1941, she moved to El Dorado after her husband died in 1999. A stay-at-home mother for most of her life, she eventually worked at Sears Roebuck in Sweetwater and retired to travel with her husband in 1985. Merle was an accomplished artist, seamstress, needle-pointer and quilter. She had been a member of the Sweetwater First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her brother, Lynn Williamson of Baytown; two sons, Mike Fitts (Linda) of El Dorado and Leon Fitts (Mary) of Augusta, Ga.; two grandsons (Lundy and Josuha); four granddaughters; and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Ellis and Mary Williamson; and her husband, Doyle Fitts.
Family will receive friends from 7-8 on Wednesday, June 26, 20l3 at the funeral home.