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George FletcherGeorge Evans Fletcher, age 81, of Cleveland, went to be with the Lord on Friday July 08, 2011 at his residence. He was born on May 29, 1930 to Sheldon and Artle Lee (Griffin) Fletcher in Cleveland, MS. Mr. Fletcher graduated from Cleveland High School in 1948 and Mississippi State University in 1952 with a degree in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Production. In his early years he helped his father in every aspect of the dairy business. On December 25, 1952 he married Elizabeth Ann Simmons in Merigold, MS. Mr. Fletcher served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and had obtained the rank of First Lieutenant. Mr Fletcher retired from the US Postal Service in 1989 having served over 30 faithful years as a rural mail carrier. He came to know the Lord at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church and later along with a few other members became Charter members at Yale Street Baptist. He was currently serving as a deacon family ministry member at First Baptist Church Cleveland. He was a faithful aide to the Helping Hands ministry, a renowned jelly and divinity maker, and tomato grower. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Betty Amerson. Visitation will be Sunday July 10, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland and10:00AM Monday July 11, 2011 at First Baptist Chruch preceding the 11:00AM Celebration of Life services. Interment will follow in the New Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Breeland and Dr. Park Neff will officiate the services. He is survived by Wife of 58 years Elizabeth Ann Simmons Fletcher of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Carol Sue and husband (Barry) Murphy of Oakton, VA. Daughter, Barbara Ann and husband (Bob) Kent of Boyle, MS. Daughter, Pamela Elizabeth and husband (Greg) Beevers of Olive Branch, MS. Sister, Nancy Fletcher Pannell of Tupelo, Brother, Sheldon Fletcher of Crawford, GA. Grandchild, Ryan Evan Murphy of Boston, MA. Grandchild, Megan Elizabeth Murphy of Falls Church, VA. Grandchild, Justin R. Murphy of Oakton, VA. Grandchild, Catherine Kent Gunn of Florence, MS. Grandchild, Bobby Jene Kent of Madison, MS. Grandchild, Bethany Ann Kent of Boyle, MS. Grandchild, Amelia Elizabeth Beevers of Olive Branch, MS. Great Granddaughter, Taylor Grace Gunn of Florence, MS and a host of other relatives.Pall-bearers will be Ryan Evan Murphy, Justin R. Murphy, B J Kent III, Trey Gunn, Keith Griffin, Eddie Causey, Randy Griffin and Mike Griffin. Honorary pall-bearers are Leslie Fletcher, Ash Pannell, Brad Pannell, Joel McClure, Roland McClure, Allen Collins and Billy Collins.Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
Sorry for your loss. God bless this family.
Peggy Braswell Boykin - July 12, 2011 at 01:48 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Kieler Family - July 11, 2011 at 07:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Barbara,Bobby and Fletcher family I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Fletcher's death. May God be with you and give you the peace only He can give at this time of sorrow
Sue Brock - July 11, 2011 at 06:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Barbara and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers are with you as go through this time of loss. Blessings and Love, Eileen Murray
Eileen Murray - July 11, 2011 at 01:27 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr Fletcher was a good man and will be deeply missed.
Tommy Nichols - July 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Elizabeth, Carol, Barbara, and Pam, Jackie and I will dearly miss Uncle George. I agree with what Butch and Marsha had to say about his stories he would always have to tell. He inherited all of the fine qualities of life that I remember from Grandaddy and Grandma and I think about them all the time. He will always be remembered. Love Billy and Jackie
Billy and Jackie Collins - July 11, 2011 at 10:42 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Elizabeth, Carol Sue, Barbara, and Pam, I am so sorry to hear of George's death. What wonderful memories I have of our two families at Yale Street Baptist Church. George was always so fun-loving, and I enjoyed his teasing and picking at Lisa, Fran, and me. Mother and Daddy counted George and you, Elizabeth, as two of their very best friends. May God comfort you at this time. I love you all.
Sharon Hughes Bankston - July 10, 2011 at 09:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Barbara, Sorry to hear about your Father. Just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my prayers. May God Bless You during this time.
Donna McKnight Grafe - July 10, 2011 at 08:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Thank You for the excellent service You Provided, as our rural mail carrier over the many years. Thank the Lord for sending You our way. WELL DONE. We Pray God Grace will be with You alway.
Elbert and Bobbye Scott - July 10, 2011 at 07:47 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Elizabeth Ann & Family Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of George. May God wrap his arms around you. Ann & Bill Williams Floyd & Ima Jean Braswell lloyd & Gay Braswell
Ann Braswell Williams - July 10, 2011 at 06:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM