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James E. Fletcher, 87, veteran and local business operator

Services will be held Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home for James E. Fletcher who passed away Thursday at his home after several months illness. He was a member of the Glens Fork United Methodist Church, a US Army World War II Veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6097, a farmer and he operated Warner Fertillizer in Columbia for several years.

He was the son of the late Owen and Tressie Pelston Fletcher of Adair county.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy England Fletcher, of Columbia
  • One daughter, Sandra Estes and husband Doug of Elizabethtown

  • Two sons: Billy and his wife Anita Fletcher, and Charles and his wife Claudette Fletcher, all of Columbia; (His son Bobby Fletcher preceded him in death in 1999)

  • One daughter-in-law, Loretta Fletcher, of Chicago

  • One sister, Mildred Rooney, of Columbia

  • One brother, Luther Fletcher, of Chicago. (He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dearing and M.C. Fletcher, and also by one sister, Opal DiGirolamo)

  • Seven grandchildren: Angie Collier, Melissa Cecil, Renae Smith, Kim Ellis, Kevin Fletcher, Bridget Long, Steven Fletcher; and thirteen great grandchildren

  • Two step grandchildren: Kevin and Kristin Estes, and six step grandchildren.
Bro. Gary Hardin and Bro. Gary Clark will officiate at the Sunday afternoon service with interment in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

The family requests visitation after 3 p.m. on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Central kentucky and may be left at the funeral home.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: you trust, caring for people you love.

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