Thomasville Times Enterprise


May 1, 2014

Dora Mae Newkirk Fletcher

THOMASVILLE — Services for Dora Mae Newkirk Fletcher are at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Sweetfield M.B. Church. Pastor Donnie Hopkins will officiate and interment is in Peaceful Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Fletcher died April 28, at Golden Living Center of Thomasville. The late Dora Mae Newkirk Fletcher was born March 17, 1926 in Thomas County, Ga., to the late Johnny Newkirk and Lessie Sharpe Newkirk. Mrs. Fletcher accepted Christ at an early age and became a faithful and devoted member of Sweetfield Missionary Baptist Church where she served as an usher, treasurer of the benevolent society, and deaconess for several years until her health failed. She was married to the late James Herbert Fletcher Sr. on Sept. 30, 1947. To this union four children were born.  One child preceded her in death, Thelma Deloris Fletcher. She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Marcella Fletcher; two sons, James H. Fletcher Jr. (Brenda) and Lenorris Fletcher all of Thomasville; one brother, Willie R. Newkirk of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Emma Newkirk of Atlanta, Doris Jackson (Nathaniel) of Macon, Sarah Stewart of Thomasville; two granddaughters, Takiya Tillman and Sharika Fletcher; four great-grandchildren, Dekhariez Ivey, Zuri Tillman, Shamiya Sloan and Amarion Cime; four sisters-in-law, Thelma Garner and Ida Newkirk of Thomasville, Lula Newkirk of Boston, Valerie Newkirk of Sanford, Fla.; devoted neighbors Cleveland, Denise and Katina Cooper; and numerous loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and devoted friends. Public viewing is today from noon to 8 p.m. — Hopkins Funeral Home

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