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Sara Fletcher, 87

Sara A. Fletcher, age 87, of Wallace, South Carolina passed away Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at Whispering Pines Nursing & Rehabilitaion Center, Fayetteville, NC. She was born on February 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Augustus and Mary Adams . Sara graduated from Columbus High School during the depression and went to work helping to support her family. She worked as a medical and lab tech during WWII at Fort Benning, Ga. Where in 1949, she met and married a young officer named John W. Fletcher. Together they traveled across the United States raising 4 children on the different Army bases to which he was assigned. Even though Sara was a busy wife and Mom she still managed to donate her time to different volunteer work, in base hospitals, teaching first aide, or at family service centers. In 1971, after a lifetime of military service, the couple settled down in Fayetteville, N.C. opening a business, Continental Tax Service. For over 30 years Sara was the Vice President of the company. She was the manager of the satellite office, a tax consultant, and accountant. Still a busy Mom, she saw her two youngest sons through high school and college. In the early 2000’s John and Sara sold the controlling interest in their business and now live in an historic home, which they renovated, in South Carolina.

Surviving are her husband, John W. Fletcher, Jr. of Wallace, S.C., daughter, Mollie F. Klocek and husband Thomas of Chesapeake, Va., son, Rev. Michael P. Fletcher and wife Laura of Fayetteville,NC, son, Joseph A. Fletcher and wife Bettie of Wilmington, DE., and daughter-in-law, Victoria Fletcher of Flowery Branch, Ga., 10 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Mrs. Fletcher was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Augustus Adams, a son, John Fletcher, brother, Pete Adams, sisters, Mary Krogland, Martha Seeker, Augusta Reich.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at at St. Clare Catholic Church, Centreville, MI. at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 2nd, with The Reverend Robert Johansen officiating. Interment at Prairie River Cemetery Centreville, MI. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School(www.stjo.org). Online messages can be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com