Posted By:Nina Anne Kramer
Subject:Edward Hentz Fletcher, Obituary Gadsden County, FL
Post Date:April 28, 2007 at 12:34:34
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I read the local newspapers around me (Tallahassee, Bainbridge, Quincy, Havana, Chattahoochee) and type up the obituaries. I am not doing research on these individuals.

Edward Hentz Fletcher

Edward Hentz Fletcher, 91 of Quincy, a banker, a farmer, nurseryman, timberman, developer and merchant, died Tuesday April 10, 2007 at home. He is survived by his wife Betty Fellows Fletcher.

The graveside service was held Friday, April 13 at Hillcrest Cemetary in Quincy, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice House, 105 North Jackson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Fletcher was a graduate of Greensboro High School and received a degreea in Business Law from the University of Florida in 1937. He was a member of the Gamma Delta Sigma Academic Fraternity. The Gadsden County Health Complex was dedicated in his honor in February, 1987. He was a member of the Gadsden County School Board from 1947 to 1982. He was also Past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Gadsden COunty Chamber of Commerce for over 35 years.

He served as member of the Greensboro Town Council and was on the Board of County Commissioners of Gadsden County during World War II. He served in the Florida State Guard and in the U.S. Army in 1945 where he was stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia in O.C.S.

Mr. Fletcher was Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Citizen's Bank and Trust (Later First Florida Banks, N.A.) of Quincy. He was founder and operator of Fletcher Nursery. He was a tobacco farmer and a partner of Fletcher-Butler Corporation, growing tobacco in Gadsden County and Central America. He was in the timber business in Honduras, and was a partner in Fletcher-Willis Lumber Company.

Mr. Fletcher was a member of West Florida Livestock Association, the Gadsden County Farm Bureau and the Greensboro Kiwanis Club. He served on the Share Council of the IFAS of the University of Florida.

He was a charter member and stockholder of the Quincy Development Corporation which later was the Industrial Development Council of Gadsden County.

Mr. Fletcher was a former member and deacon of Greensboro Baptist Church and was currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Quincy where he served as Deacon.

Other survivor's include, a daughter, Suzanne Fletcher Hood of Tallahassee; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Sapp Fletcher of Quincy; four grandchildren, Libby Fletcher Duffy, of Greensboro, Edward Hentz (Trey) Fletcher III, Andrew Burton Hood, and Richard Edward Hood, all of Tallahassee; and a great-grandson, Christopher Edward Hood of Tallahassee; five brothers, Hal and Howard Fletcher of Quincy, Dr. T. Bert Fletcher and Dr. John Fletcher of Tallahassee, and H. Maxwell Fletcher of Greensboro, FL; and a sister, Dr. Helen Fletcher-Sams of Fayetteville, Georgia.

He was preceded in death, by a son, E. Hentz Fletcher, Jr.; his parents, T. Bertelle and Ellie Hentz Fletcher of Greensboro, FL, and a sister Louise Fletcher Eyester.