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Luther “Earl” Fitchett, age 88, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in South Carolina.

Born in Mathews County, Va., he was a son of the late Edwin and Kathleen Fitchett. Mr. Fitchett was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired as a mail carrier after 34 years of service, and was an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Fitchett.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Josephine Fitchett of Murrells Inlet; daughters, Susan Carol Flurry of Nebraska and Kathie (Ed) Aduddell of Texas; sons, Eric (Vikki) Fitchett of Virginia, Earl (Julie) Fitchett of Georgia, and Ed (Martha) Fitchett of Pawleys Island, S.C.; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

An online guestbook is available at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.