The Newnan Times-Herald


Rudene Kimble Pitts

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
  • |
  • Apr. 18, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Rudene Kimble Pitts

The Newnan Times-Herald

Rudene Kimble Pitts, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital surrounded by family.

She was born in Newnan on May 22, 1933, to the late Frank Kimble and Fannie Treadwell Kimble.

Rudene spent many years working as a bookkeeper for Otis Jones Oil Co.

She was a longtime member at First Baptist Church of Newnan. She cherished the time she spent with friends and family and will be dearly missed by so many.

Along with her parents, Rudene is preceded in death by her husband James Truett Pitts. She is survived by her children, Jane LaGuardia and her husband David, Susan Pitts Smith; grandchildren, Chelsea LaGuardia, Chloe LaGuardia, Jason Smith, Brian Smith and his wife Laura. She is also survived by great grandchildren, Benjamin Smith, Barron Smith and sister, Frances Reno.

The funeral service for Rudene is Friday, April 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan, with Dr. Anthony Langley officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers are Jason Smith, Brian Smith, David LaGuardia, Spencer Mitchell, Lonny Wood and Dennis Stephens.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Rudene’s name to East Newnan Baptist Church, 14 Pearl Springs Trail, Newnan, GA, 30263.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580.