Sarah Alice Ederington Fite
Funeral Date: 2/17/2014

Obituary:
Sarah Alice Ederington Fite, well known massage therapist in Little Rock and Malvern in the 1970ís and 80ís, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Arbor Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Malvern, AR at age 86. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Baker of Malvern; one sister, Catherine Quimby of Warren; one step-grandson, John Baker and family of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church at Malvern. After being a homemaker for many years and having raised her daughter to adulthood, Sarah trained to be a massage therapy technician and was solely instrumental in establishing therapeutic massage as a legitimate health benefit in central Arkansas. During the time she was practicing, her story was featured in the Arkansas Democrat, the Arkansas Gazette, and the Malvern Daily Record newspapers as well as all three local Little Rock television stations. Sarah was born October 30, 1927 in Jersey, AR, the youngest child of William Wheeler and Lena May Roark Ederington. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Virgil Clarence Fite; son-in-law Don Baker; brothers Travis Wheeler, Irby Charles, Ollie William, and Lewis Allen Ederington; sisters Cordia Ann, Anna Louise, and Carrie Mae Ederington Sellers Vaughn; nephews John Paul Quimby and Edward Sellers, Jr.; and nieces Ann Sellers Young and Mary Sellers Coon. Her funeral was held Sunday, February 16 in the Frazerís Funeral Home chapel with Elder Jesse Stripland officiating. Graveside services were held at 2:00PM Monday, February 17th at Round Hill Cemetery in Dallas County Arkansas. Arrangements were by Frazerís Funeral Home. Pallbearers were James Ederington, Wayne Ederington, Hugh Allen Quimby, Tonie Fite, Nicholas Fite and David Fite. Special thanks go to the staff of the Arbor Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Malvern, Arkansas for the kind and loving care Sarah received while residing there. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Round Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1226, Malvern, AR, 72104.

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Name: Barbara Hodges Higgins
Message: I knew Ms Sarah only briefly several yrs ago and even now I thought of her often. I am so sorry, Barbara, I know how very close you were to your Mom.

Name: debbie Hicks Henry
Message: Barbara so sorry for the loss of your mom im sure you probably don't remember me but as a small child me and my two brothers and my mom and step dad lived on your grandpa Wheelers place and I was well acquainted with your mom .will be praying for you and family

Name: Paul and Janis Johnson
Message: I was saddened to hear of Sister Sarah's passing. she was such a sweet person. We are gonna miss her, but will see her in Glory one day! Barbara, our thoughts and prayers are with you! Paul and Janis.

Name: Linda Kemp
Message: Allen and I are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. We will always cherish the visits with Sarah and Virgil.