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Gerna J. (Ellis) Fite, 85, Covington, Georgia, passed on Dec. 29, 2017, at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, Georgia.
She was born in Moonsville, Indiana, on Sept. 19, 1932, to Marvin Ellis and Violetta (Noble) Ellis. She married John F. Fite Jr. on March 4, 1950. He preceded her in death.
Gerna is survived by daughter, Marsha K. Smith (Daryl Smith), Lafayette, Indiana; daughter, Linda G. Turner (Jerry Turner), Swayzee, Indiana; daughter, Sandra J Hamilton (James Hamilton), Sun City Center, Florida; and son, Michael E Fite, Covington, Georgia.
Also, surviving are sister, Nancy McPherson, Chesterfield, Indiana; brother, Terry Ellis, Lima, Ohio; brother, Marvin Ellis, Mansfield, Ohio; brother, Jerry Ellis, Danville, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Brady Smith, Valarie Smith, Tanya Clark, Jerry Turner Jr., Carrie Ulery, Jason Hamilton and Justin Hamilton; and five great-grandchildren, Denzel Clark, Jonathan Clark, Ethan Ulery, Caleb Ulery and Cara Smith.
Gerna was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Laticia Conyers and Valeta Braden; and brothers, Delbert Ellis and David Ellis.
Graveside service will be at a later date for the family only.
Memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Published on January 7, 2018
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