GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Edward Hitt, 86, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary P. Hitt, entered into rest on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at University Hospital.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2008, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home - Columbia Road Chapel with Dr. Don Widener officiating. Interment followed in Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery, North Augusta, SC.
Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons Chris Page, Robby Hitt, Kelly Hitt, Eddie Powell, Jay Widener and Chad Widener.
Mr. Hitt was a retired building contractor and was one of the original three founders of Old McDonald's Fish Camp. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a master mason with Grovetown Lodge #730. He also was the original founder of Euchee Creek Restaurant in Grovetown.
Mr. Hitt is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary P. Hitt; daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen (Howard) Powell, West Columbia, SC, Cathy (Don) Widener, Grovetown, Patsy (Rick) Price, Youngsville, NC; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Janet) Hitt, Thomson, Ray (Debbie) Hitt, Grovetown; son-in-law, Ron Page, Raleigh, NC; sister Lucy Rollins, North Augusta; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Page, sisters, Louise Sumner, Lillie Mae Porter, Harriet Dunn, Sallie Barrs, Lula Richardson and Georgia Ann Hitt; brothers, Milton Hitt, Buster Hitt, W.M. Hitt and Thomas Earl Hitt.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions the family suggests: The Georgia Sheriff's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 100, Hahira, GA 31632.
Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.