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Frank Fletcher

Deacon Frank Fletcher was born July 8, 1929, in Lamar County, Ga., to the late Willie James and Lucille Bentley Fletcher. He departed this life on the evening of Nov. 18, 2012, after a brief illness. Deacon Fletcher graduated from Barnesville High and Industrial School in 1947. He continued his education at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Ga. At an early age, Deacon Fletcher accepted Christ and joined East Mount Sinai Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked at Smith Shop, a furniture manufacturer, for a brief period and later was employed at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga., where he worked for over 30 years. On March 27, 1949, Deacon Fletcher married the love of his life, Mrs. Annie Maude Banks Fletcher. This marriage lasted some 60 years. To this union, two children were born, Donnie Frank Fletcher and Gwendolyn Allen-Robinson. He was a devoted husband and father. Deacon Fletcher’s community service was untiring. He was a member of the Prince Hall Masons since November 1956. In early 2000, Deacon Fletcher was appointed as Magistrate Court Judge for the city of Barnesville. He served on the Lamar County Water Authority. He was a member of GRAND, which stands for Government Retirees Are Never Disbanded. In this organization, he received a plaque for “Growing Old Gracefully”. He also served as secretary of the Executive Club of Barnesville, Ga. Deacon Fletcher is survived by one son, Donnie Frank Fletcher (Tiena) of Perry, Ga.; one daughter, Gwendolyn Allen-Robinson (Wayne) of Augusta/Barnesville, Ga.; one brother, James Fletcher of Richmond, Calif.; one granddaughter, Kinesha Ponder (Lenzell) of Augusta, Ga.; two grandsons, Kenneth Maurice Allen of Augusta, Ga.; and Donnie Justin Fletcher of Perry, Ga.; one great-granddaughter, Lauren Alexandria Ponder of Augusta, Ga.; one step-granddaughter, Kimberly Boykin of Lithonia, Ga.; one step grandson, Stephen Boykin of Warner Robins, Ga.; one brother-in-law, Charles Banks of Barnesville, Ga., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends who will miss him dearly.

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