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Selma historian Alston Fitts III, 83, died January 13, 2023, at his home in St. Augustine, Florida, surrounded by his wife and daughters after a long battle with Parkinson's.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alston Fitts II, and mother, Anna Catherine Fitts. In addition to his wife, Anne, he is survived by his three daughters Lida Fitts (Scott Anderson) of Washington, DC; Mary Alston Kerllenevich (Andres) of St. Augustine, FL; and Ruth Fitts of Washington, DC; six grandchildren, Ben, Anna Catherine and Henry Kerllenevich, and Lars, Cecile and Alston Anderson; sisters Marie Knox of Birmingham and Ann Zeck (Van) of Arlington, VA, and brother, William Fitts (Anne Gibbons) of Vero Beach, FL.