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Mr. Donald R. "Papa Don" Fletcher

LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Donald R. "Papa Don" Fletcher, 88 entered into rest Monday, April 18 at VA Medical Center, Augusta, Ga. A memorial service celebrating his life was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Anthony's Chapel with the Rev. Jim Leonard officiating and Eddie Turner assisting. Mr. Fletcher was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received a Silver Star for gallantry in action at Trier, Germany. He also received a Silver Star for exceptional performance of duty in the European Theatre. "Papa Don" will be greatly missed by his family , many friends and all whose lives he touched during the 88 years that God granted him on this earth. He welcomed many with open arms into Noah's Ark, Place of Rest. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors at the Augusta Rescue Mission and was an advisor for the Woman's Aglow and member of Full Gospel. He spent his last 30 years serving the Lord and touching many lives. Survivors include two sons: Ed Fletcher , and wife , Paula and George Fletcher, and wife, Carolyn all of Lincolnton; a brother, Clifford Fletcher, Michigan; 3 Grandchildren: Shannon F. Jiles and husband, Keith; George C. Fletcher II; Kelly F. Phillips, and husband, Tracy; 4 Greatgrandchildren: Lana Jiles, Alexis Fletcher, Brittany Phillips, and Gracie Phillips. Mr. Fletcher was preceded in death by his wife of sixty two years, Reba Fletcher and grandson, Eddie Fletcher. Memorial contributions may be made to Anthony's Chapel United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lincolnton, GA 30817. Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, April 28, 2011

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